In this tutorial you’ll master the superb and beautifully textured moss stitch, also known as American seed stitch. This supreme staple knitting stitch simply sees knit and purl stitches alternate to produce soft grainy puffs of material which can be used to create pretty much any project, from hats and scarves, to jumpers and cardigans!
What is moss stitch?
Moss stitch is made up of alternating knit and purl stitches to create a criss-cross of stitches. This can be seen across two rows of stitches following the moss stitch pattern. If you know how to knit stitch and how to purl a row, you should have any trouble picking this stitch up!
Master these essential first stitches before you start
How to knit moss stitch step-by-step
Row 1. Work alternate knit and purl stitches.
Row 2. Knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.
Repeat! Continue until you've knitted the desired amount of fabric and cast off. Voila!