Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Essential Skills: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch
This photo is a section of a hot water bottle I began making for a friend; this was my first go at seed stitch.I love the texture this method creates, and although far from perfect, I think I did quite well!
'So', you ask, 'are you going to show me how to knit this stitch, or what?!'.
Cast on an even number of stitches using DK yarn in the colour of your choice with 3.75 - 4.5mm (5 - 7) needles.
Row One: (Right Side) K1, P1 - repeat until you reach the end of the row
Row Two: P1, K1 - repeat to end
To really get into the rhythm of this stitch, I suggest casting on 30 stitches and completing the above pattern 15 times to make a total of 30 rows. This way, you will have a sample square to use as a reference for a time when you're unsure of how your seed stitch should look. As an 'easily confused' kind-of-girl, I find this invaluable!
If you haven't tried this stitch before, give it a go; it's fairly simple and easy to learn so you've got nothing to lose!
What do you like about this stitch, and what do yo dislike? Do yo have any tips on creating 'seed stitch' that you can share?
Sometimes (most days!) I really can’t be bothered to make a ‘proper’ breakfast; I know I have to eat something otherwise I’ll be snacking all day. My solution? Easy! I make a quick and simple milkshake…
- 1 banana
- 2/3 pint of milk
- 1 sachet of flavoured hot chocolate powder
- Approx. 5 ice cubes
- Whiz up all your ingredients in a liquidiser or with a hand blender
- Pour into a chilled pint glass or plastic bottle if you’re on the move