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Knit Chess Board Stitch Pattern

knit chess board stitch pattern

knit chess board stitch pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US 6 / UK 8)

<> Loops&Threads, Impeccable (4) Yarn: 100 % – Acrylic

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

knit chess board or basket weave stitch

Knit chess board stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 4 sts, plus 8 extra stitches for the border (if needed), plus 2 selvage stitches. For my example I cast on 30 stitches.

Knit 5 rows after that start main stitch pattern.

Row 1: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, k4, purl all stitches until last 5 sts, k4, sel s.

Row 3: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, k4, *k4, p4 – repeat from*, k4, k4 sel s.

Row 5: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 10: Repeat Row 4.

Row 11: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, k4, purl all stitches until last 5 sts, k4, sel s.

Row 13: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, k4, *p4, k4 – repeat from*, p4, k4 sel s.

Row 15: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 16: Repeat Row 14.

Row 17: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 18: Repeat Row 14.

Row 19: sel, s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 20: Repeat Row 14.

Repeat Rows 1-20 to form the pattern.

knit chess board stitch

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