Knitting Stitch Pattern: Double Moss Stitch

Introduction to the Double Moss Stitch knitting stitch pattern

The Double Moss Stitch is one of the many variations of K1P1 Ribbing – a pattern in which you repeat the (K1.P1.) sequence over and over again, but with possible differences at the beginning and/or the end of the rows.

Here is a photo of the knitted fabric formed with this stitch pattern:

Double Moss Stitch knitted fabric

Double Moss Stitch knitted fabric

Notice that it has quite a bit of texture – and that it lies fairly flat. It is a reversible fabric, so it would be nice for a scarf or afghan.

But first, a warning: the terms Moss Stitch and Seed Stitch are often used interchangeably. And the Double in the name can be used used for a couple of different concepts as well (the mathematicians among you might find that disturbing!).

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2 Responses to Knitting Stitch Pattern: Double Moss Stitch

  1. Carla White says:

    I have found about 4 or 5 different combinations of the K1P1 or K2P2 stitching shown as Double Moss Stitch. Confusing! The pattern I am planning to use is British … does this help in determining which combination is correct? This is a scarf for my granddaughter for Christmas, and I am so slow that I need to get started right away!

  2. admin says:

    Hi, Carla,

    You are absolutely right – there is no standard name for this stitch pattern. Hopefully, the pattern you are following does spell it out. If not, then just pick one that appeals to you! That might be the one that is described here, or a different one.

    Judy

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