Knit Grid Stitch Pattern by Janice Jones Published 09-26-2023
The Grid stitch is a very beginner-friendly stitch that is created using only purls and knits and can be used to create items such as scarves, hats, and sweaters, but it can also be used for home decor such as blankets, dishcloths, placemats, coasters, and pillows.
The Grid stitch is a popular pattern for many reasons. First, it's easy to knit, it's reversible, and it doesn't curl.
This is a four-row repeat pattern, two of which are plain knit rows making it a fast knit. Best yet, all you need to know is how to make a knit and a purl stitch.
This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is created with knits and purls, perfect for beginners.
Even though it is a four-row repeat, which means it takes four rows to complete the pattern, it’s very beginner-friendly because two of the four rows are knits only. The other two are very easy. So, if you pride yourself on memorizing knit stitch patterns, this one is for you!
This design can be used as a rib pattern for any number of projects, but it is also great as a stand-alone stitch to create pillows, scarves, and even cowls.
If you need more information about reversible knit stitches, check out this article.
Not to confuse you, but you'd be right if you think this stitch looks like the Pique stitch.
The Grid stitch and the Pique stitch are made by working a four-row repeat of knit and purl stitches, but subtle differences make each a unique stitch.
If you need to review any of these techniques, click to be taken to the step-by-step directions before advancing to the practice swatch.
K – knit
P – Purl
** - Repeat instructions between the * * asterisks
CO an odd number of stitches or 2 +1
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until you reach your desired length.
The pattern looks best when you bind off after finishing row 3. Weave in ends.
If you prefer, add an additional edge stitch on each side.
This beginner-level stitch doesn’t require a knitting chart, but if you learn how to use one now, it will be much easier when you attach more complicated stitch patterns. This is a very simple chart.
The Grid Knit Stitch Pattern is a fascinating, textured stitch that creates a rib-like fabric. Since it is beginner-friendly, anyone learning to knit can use this stitch pattern to create exciting projects.
The right and wrong sides are virtually identical, so it is an easy stitch to use when making scarves, cowls, and other projects where both sides show.