List of beautiful stitch patterns to use in everyday projects, including knit-purl stitches, rib, cable and twist, lace, leaves for beginners and experienced knitters. You can combine two or more different stitch patterns to produce your own designs.

Alsacian Scallops

Lovely knitted lace stitch. Called Alsacian Scallop. (Written + video tutorials)
Knitted in a multiple of 21 sts, + 3 and a 14-row repeat.
Row 1 - wrong side: Knit.
Row 2 - right side: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, * yo, k21; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: P2, * (p1, k3) 5 times, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 6: K1, * k1, yo, k1, (p3, k1) 5 times, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: P2, * p2, (k3, p1) 5 times, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 8: K1, * (k1, yo) twice, (ssk, p2) 5 times, (k1, yo) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 9: P2, * p4, (k2, p1) 5 times, p4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: K1, * (k1, yo) 4 times, (ssk, p1) 5 times, (k1, yo) 4 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 11: P2, * p8, (k1, p1) 5 times, p8; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 12: K1, * k8, (ssk) 5 times, k8; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 13: P2, * p8, wrap, p9; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 14: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
Wrap: Purl 4, transfer them to a third needle, wrap the yarn around them 3 times clockwise, transfer them to the right needle again.

Ginkgo Leaf

Gingko Leaf Lace Knitting Stitch
Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 1 and a 14-row repeat.
Row 1- RS: P1, * k17, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K1, * p17, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P1, * k2tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K1, * ssp, p13, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: P1, * k2tog, k4, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k4, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K1, * ssp, p13, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 7: P1, * k2tog, k2, * (yo, k1) 7 times, yo, k2, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K1, * ssp, p17, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 9: P1, * k2tog, k15, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 10: K1, * p17, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 11: P1, * k17, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: P1, * yo, k2tog; rep from * to end
Row 14: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
P2tog: Purl 2 sts together | Ssp: Slip slip purl.

Overlapping leaves

Overlapping Leaves stitch - Very beautiful!! I think it would be lovely in a scarf, just add 4 to 6 sts of garter stitch to each edge so the reverse stockinette doesn't roll.

Knitted in a multiple of 15 sts, + 2 and 20-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: P2, * k13, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, * p13, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P2, * k10, k2tog, yo, k1, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K2, * yo, p2,  p2tog, p9, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 5: P2, * k8, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K2, * p1, yo, p3,  p2tog, p7, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: P2, * k6, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K2, * p2, yo, p4,  p2tog, p5, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 9: P2, * k4, k2tog, k3, yo, k4, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 10: K2, * p3, yo, p5,  p2tog, p3, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 11: P2, * k13, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 12: K2, * p13, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 13: P2, * k1, yo, ssk, k10, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 14: K2, * p9, ssp, p2, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 15: P2, * k2, yo, k1, ssk, k8, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 16: K2, * p7, ssp, p3, yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 17: P2, * k3, yo, k2, ssk, k6, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 18: K2, * p5, ssp, p4, yo, p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 19: P2, * k4, yo, k3, ssk, k4, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 20: K2, * p3, ssp, p5, yo, p3, k2; rep from * to end.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
Purl: Purl 2 sts together | Ssp: Slip slip purl.

Tear Drop

TearDrop Stitch Pattern  |  Knitted in a multiple of 4 stitches  plus 1 additional stitch.


Knitted in a multiple of 4 stitches  plus 1 additional stitch.
Row 1 - Right side: P1, * (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: * K3, p5; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: P1, * k5, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: * K3, p5; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: P1, * ssk, k1, k2tog, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 6: * K3, p3; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: P1, * sl 1-k2tog-psso, p1, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 8: K1, * p5, k3; repeat from * to end.
Row 9: * P3, k5; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: K1, * p5, k3; repeat from * to end.
Row 11: * P3, ssk, k1, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 12: K1, * p3, k3 ; repeat from * to end.
Row 13: P1, * (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, p1, sl 1-k2tog-psso, p1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 2 - 13.
When binding off, do so on Row 7 or Row 13, omitting the increases.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
Sl 1-k2tog-psso: Slip stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over.

Old Shale 4

Old shale variation - Stitch pattern 4. It is an easy stitch to master

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts and a 4-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: * (P2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (p2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Purl.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together

Old Shale 3

Variation of Old Shale old stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts and a 4-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: * (P2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (p2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.

Old Shale 2

The Old Shale stitch is a easy lace stitch. It is simple and rather rhythmic to work.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts and a 4-row repeat.
Row 1- RS: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: * (K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Purl.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.

Old Shale 1

The Old Shale stitch is a classic knitting stitch pattern that makes a scalloped edge and rows of lacy fans.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts and a 4-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.

Scalloped Ripple

Scalloped Ripple stitch - Simple and beautiful lace stitch. Easy to knit!

Knitted in a mulitple of 18 sts and a 8-row repeat
Row 1 - RS: *(K2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *(K2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: Purl.
Row 8: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.

Wave and Butterfly

Wave and Butterfly Knitting. 2 color slip stitch pattern. Great knit pattern

Color A, cast on a multiple of 10, + 9 sts.
Row 1 - RS: Color A. knit.
Row 2: Color A, knit.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: Color B, k2, * sl 5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last 7 sts, sl 5 wyif, k2.
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10: Color A, purl.
Row 12: Color B, p4, * p1 uls, p9; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1 uls, p4.
Row 13: Color A, knit.
Row 14: Color A, knit.
Rows 15, 17, 19, 21, 23: Color B, k7, * sl 5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 16, 18, 20, 22: Color B, purl.
Row 24: Color A, p9, * p1 uls, p9; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1 - 24.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl.
SL wyif: Slip stitch purlwise with yarn in front.
P1 uls: Purl 1 under loose strands. Insert left hand needle down through the 5 loose strands below next stitch, purl these 5 strands together with next stitch on needle.

Two-colour Royal Quilting

Two Coloured Royal Quilting  |  Knitting Stitch Patterns

Color A, cast on a multiple of 6,+ 3 sts.
Row 1 - WS: Color A, p2, * sl 5 wyib, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 - RS: Color B, knit.
Row 3: Color B, purl.
Row 4: Color A, k1, sl 3 wyib, k1 uls, * sl 5 wyib, k1 uls; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 3 wyib, k1.
Row 5: Color A, p1, sl 3 wyib, p1, * sl 5 wyib, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 3 wyib, p1.
Row 6: Color B, knit.
Row 7: Color B, purl.
Row 8: Color A, k1, k1 uls, * sl 5 wyib, k1 uls; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 - 8.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | SL: Slip stitch purlwise.
WYIF: With yarn in front | WYIB: With yarn in back.
K1 uls: Knit 1 under loose strand.
- Insert needle under loose strand, knit next st and bring completed stitch out under the loose strand to catch strand behind stitch.

Rainbow Feather and Fan

Rainbow Stripe Pattern in Feather and Fan Knit Stitch.

Color A, cast on a multiple of 18 sts.
Row 1 - RS: Color A, knit.
Row 2: Color A, knit.
Row 3: Color B, knit.
Row 4: Color B, purl.
Row 5: Color B, * (k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end.
Row 6: Color B, purl.
You can change the color B to any color you like. Repeat Rows 1 - 6.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.