Crafters Dictionary / Craft Dictionary: Seed Stitch

Our featured post from Crafters Dictionary is the seed stitch.

This is a knitting stitch with little bumpy stitches made by purl stitches scattered in alternate columns and rows in the front and in the reverse of the work.

In hand-knitting, the seed stitch effect is achieved by knitting and purling.

Seed Stitch on even number of stitches

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1: K1, P1; repeat this to the end.

Row 2: P1, K1; repeat this to the end.

Repeat these two rows form the pattern.

 

Seed Stitch on odd number of stitches

Cast on odd numbers of stitches.

Row 1: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * to the end.

Repeating this row forms the pattern.

 

Seed Stitch can be done on the knitting machine by reforming the alternate purl stitch to a knit stitch.

A seed stitch effect can also be done on the knitting machine by using tuck stitch

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