How to Knit the Seed Stitch

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The seed stitch or moss stitch creates a great texture great for almost any garment.  If you know how to knit and purl, you'll easily be able to conquer this stitch.  It's a great stitch for beginning knitters and can be enjoyed by the more advanced as well.  This popular knit stitch is made by switching between knit stitches and purl stitches and alternating the stitches between rows.  It creates a look that resembles many seeds, hence the name seed stitch.

Knit Flat (with two needles)
Cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end

Knit in the Round (circular needle)
Cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *P1, K1, repeat from * to end