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Friday, September 5, 2008

Learn to Knit -- Simple Seed Stitch Video Tutorial

Time for another knitting video -- woo hoo! This one is on the Simple Seed Stitch which is, very simply, purl stitches interspersed on a stockinette stitch background. In this video, the sample is being knit with three knit stitches between each purl stitch on each of the pattern rows. There are three rows in between each pattern row, one purl, one knit, one purl. The purl stitches, or seed stitches, are also off set in each pattern row so that they are not one on top of the other, but produce more of a diagonal or diamond design. You could arrange your seed stitches as close or as far apart or in whatever design you would like, but the basics of the stitch will still be the same, that is, some number of knit stitches between purls and some number of stockinette rows between pattern rows.

I hope you find this video helpful in working this simple, but decorative stitch.

This Simple Seed Stitch would be a nice addition to dress up any plain stockinette piece like a sweater, or alternate blocks on a blanket, or even a simple scarf or hat.

Simple Seed StitchThis picture shows four pattern rows of the Simple Seed Stitch worked, the top row still being on the needle. You can see here how the second row of seed stitches is not lined up with the first and third. You could alter the pattern to line up the rows, or space them differently, to produce the result that you want on your piece of knitting.

Simple Seed StitchThis picture shows the little bit of texture the seed stitches give to the stockinette background. It's not much, but just enough to fancy up a plain piece, and so simple to do.

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  • Thank you! I've watched a few of your videos and they are fabulous. Thanks for the detailed information and easy to follow direction. Watching other videos, I couldn't follow this stitch till now!

    I'm off to see more ;^) Yay!

    By Anonymous Strix, At September 4, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

  • Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words, Strix! I do appreciate knowing that my videos are helpful. I hope you find others that are equally useful to you!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At September 6, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

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