How to knit the Seed stitch

from Annalisa Chelli - 5 April 2019

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
Sicily and Tuscany are in my blood. Travelling, movies, music, and art are the things I enjoy the most. I love whales, tattoos, the sea, Africa, good food, big smiles, Picasso, ‘The Master and Margarita’, and ‘Marriage Italian Style’. I believe in Charles Darwin and in the proverbs my grandmother said.
Annalisa Chelli

Today we’ve got a quirky, and unknown to many, stitch for you. The Seed stitch! A stitch whose flat texture makes it perfect for those who want to make a light and loose garment. The pattern that you get, really reminds us of neatly plowed and sown field. In fact, we love it because it makes us feel like we’ve stepped into the farming world of our grandparents’ in our wonderful Tuscany.

To create an interesting contrast, we decided to combine this country styled stitch with Hokusai, our stylish alpaca and viscose yarn. What can we make with this stitch and this yarn together, you ask? Well, we think it’s perfect for a maxi blanket to have handy on the sofa for those long afternoons or cool evenings.

how to make seed stitch

How to knit the seed stitch

The Seed stitch is done on a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.

1st row: *knit 2, slip 1 as if to purl B (= slip 1 as if to purl without working it, and weave in), knit 1*, repeat always from * to *, knit 1 to finish off

2nd row: purl 1, * purl 1, slip 1 as if to purl B, purl 2 *

3rd row: * 3 Cross to the Right 2/1 (= keep 2 stitches hanging on the back of the work, knit 1, knit the hanging stitches), knit 1*, knit 1

4th row – 8th row: purl

5th row: knit 1, *knit 1, slip 1 as if to purl B, knit 2 *

6th row: * purl 2, slip 1 as if to purl B purl 1 *, purl 1

7th row: knit 1, *knit 1, 3 Cross to the Left 2/1 (= keep 1 stitch hanging at the front of the work, knit 2, knit the hanging stitch) *

9th row: repeat from the 1st row

This is a close up of what the stitch looks like.

knit stitch

If you liked the knitted Seed stitch and you’d like to learn some other ones for your knitting projects, then simply go onto our blog and look for all the ones that have been published to now. In the meantime I recommend the one on how to kint the herringbone stitch. Easy-peasy!

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