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The Seed stitch

Hello again!

Today we’re going to talk about the seed stich. This is delightful to watch and is mostly used for borders and such, on sweaters. This style is consisted of single knits and purls, alternating vertically and horizontally. It is called the “ seed stich” because , the little purl stiches , most often look like scattered seeds, all over the place. The effect is beautiful and wearing it on a sweater  or garnet is really enjoyable!

Also, this stich is looking flat, making it possible to be used on scarfs, because both sides look exactly the same.

To make a seed stich you need to knit the rows as follows:
•  Row 1: * K1, p1; replay from * to end of row.
•  Row 2: * P1, k1; replay from * to end of row.
•  Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

Aside from being very simple to implement, this looks really elegant, and I think the items created make for pretty gifts! Do not mistake it for the “ Moss Stitch ‘ though ! They are similar but different, if you know what i mean. ( you will know at least, after you ‘ve seen or tried creating both).

The difference between the two of them is that the Moss Stich utilizes two rows of “knit 1, purl 1”, instead of only one row as the Seed Stich uses. Usually , the Moss Stich looks like two rows of ribbing have shifted into one stitch. Both styles use an even number of stitches( maybe sometimes , the Seed Stich , uses an odd one, but rarely), so there’s no difference there.
Here are some examples:
http://www.katyelliott.com/blog/2009/11/seed-stitch-scarves.html


See you all next time!




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