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.

Small Pine Trees

Stitch of the Month - June 2016. A nice pattern for lace knitters. Small Pine Trees.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 11 and a 16-row repeat.
Row 1 - right side: K1, * yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k9; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k1.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: Purl
Row 3: K1, * k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k10; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k2.
Row 5: K1, * k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k11; rep from * to last 10 sts, k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k3.
Row 7: K1, * k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k12; rep from * to last 10 sts, k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k4.
Row 9: K1, * k9, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 11: K1, * k10, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 13: K1, * k11, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 15: K1, * k12, yo, S2KP, yo, k3; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
S2KP: sl2tog-k1-p2sso - Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit 2 stitches together, knit1, pass the slip stitches one at a time over the stitch just knitted and drop them.\


Two-color Brioche Stitch


Work on a pair of double point needles or on a circular needle.
Cast on loosely an odd number of sts with color A.
Set-up row: Using color B, k1,  * yf sl1yo, k1; rep from * to end. Do not turn, slide sts back to opposite end of needle.
Row 1: Using color A, sl 1, * brp1, sl1yof; rep from * to last 2 sts, brp1, sl 1. Turn work.
Row 2: Using color B, p1, * sl1yof, brp1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, p1. Do not turn, slide sts back to opposite end of needle.
Row 3: Using color A, sl1, * brk1, yf sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, brk 1, sl1. Turn work.
Row 4: Using color B, k1, * yf sl1yo, brk1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide sts back to opposite end of needle.
Repeat Rows 1 to 4.

Brioche in the round.
With MC, cast on loosely an even number of stitches. Place a marker for the beginning of the round.
Set up row: With CC, * sl1yof, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Round 1: With MC,  * brk 1, yf sl1yo; rep from *
Round 2: With CC, * sl1yof, brp 1; rep from *
Repeat Rounds 1 - 2.
Video tutorial on how to knit the Two color brioche in the round

Abbreviations.
Sl1yof (slip 1, yarnover, yarn to front): with working yarn in front, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) then back to the front and under the needle in position to purl the following stitch.
Yf sl1yo (yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, yarnover): bring the working yarn under the needle to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) to the back in position to work the following stitch.
Brk (brioche knit - also known as a bark): knit the stitch (which was slipped in the row before) together with its yarnover.
Brp (brioche purl - also known as a burp): purl the stitch (which was slipped in the row before) together with its yarn over.

Linen Stitch

Two-color Linen stitch. It looks almost like Crochet.

Cast on an even number of stitches. Slip stitches purlwise
Row 1 - right side: Knit 1, * slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 1; rep from * to last st, knit 1.
Row 2: Purl 1, * slip 1 with yarn in back, purl 1; rep from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Repeat these 2 rows.

Two-color linen stitch
Work with color A for two rows and color B for two rows. Repeat these 4 rows.

Three-color linen stitch
Start with color A and work Row 1.
Row 2: Color B
Row 3: Color C
Row 4: Color A
Row 5: Color B
Row 6: Color C
Repeat these 6 rows.

Linen stitch in the round
Round 1: *Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front; rep from * around.
Round 2: * Slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 1; rep from * around.

Two colour Pearl Brioche

Two colour Pearl Brioche Knitting.Try this pattern!

Use two double-point needles or a circular needle.
With color A, cast on loosely an even number of sts and knit one row.
Row 1 (WS): With color B, k2, * yf sl1yo, k1; repeat from * to end. Do not turn, slide sts back to opposite end of needle.
Row 2 (WS): With color A, p2, * brp1, p1; repeat from * to end. Turn work
Row 3 (RS): With color B, p2, * sl1yof, p1; repeat from * to end.  Do not turn, slide sts back to opposite end of needle.
Row 4 (RS): With color A, k2,* brk1, k1; repeat from * to end. Turn work
Repeat Rows 1 - 4.

In brioche knitting, a stitch with its yarnover is considered ONE stitch. The yarnover is never counted separately. This is very important to remember – imagine a stitch and its yarnover as a stitch with a shawl around its shoulders.
Sl1yof (slip 1, yarnover, yarn to front): with working yarn in front, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) then back to the front and under the needle in position to purl the following stitch.
Yf sl1yo (yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, yarnover): bring the working yarn under the needle to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) to the back in position to work the following stitch.
Brk (brioche knit - also known as a bark): knit the stitch (which was slipped in the row before) together with its yarnover.
Brp (brioche purl - also known as a burp): purl the stitch (which was slipped in the row before) together with its yarn over.

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.

Triple L Tweed

This gorgeous stitch creates a beautiful tweed effect in a unique ‘L’ shape!This gorgeous stitch creates a beautiful tweed effect in a unique ‘L’ shape! It's called Triple L Tweed stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 3 sts + 1 with Color A.
Preparation row: Color A, knit.
Row 1 - right side: Color B, k3, * sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Color B, k3, * sl 1 wyif, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: Color C, k2, * sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyib, k1.
Row 4: Color C, k1, * sl 1 wyif, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 5: Color A, k1, * sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 6: Color A, k2, * sl 1 wyif, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyib, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 - 6.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Sl: Slip stitch purlwise
Wyif: With yarn in front | Wyib: With yarn in back.

 

Woven Basket Stitch

Woven Basket stitch Also known as Diagonal Basketweave stitch. It is not difficult, just a bit time consuming but well worth it. Very impressive!


Woven Basket stitch also known as Diagonal Basketweave stitch (similar Criss-cross stitch)
Cast on an even number of stitches.
Row 1 - wrong side: Slip 1, * purl the second stitch on the needle and leave on needle, purl the first stitch, slide both stitches off the needle; rep from * to last stitch, slip 1.
Row 2 - right side: * Skip 1 stitch and  insert needle from back to front between lst and 2nd stitches and knit into the front 2nd stitch, leave on needle, then knit the skipped stitch, slide both stitches off the needle; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1 - 2.

Dandelion Flowers

The Dandelion pattern is one of those terrific knitting patterns. The petals can be a bit difficult at first but you do soon get used to it.
Flower: Insert right-hand needle into the third stitch down from the second stitch on left needle (this space forms the centre of the flower) and draw through a loop, leave loop on right-hand needle and knit 2, make second loop into same stitch, knit 2, make third loop into same stitch.
Note: Make sure that your loop stitch is loose enough to lie flat and not distort your work.
Knitted in a multiple of 8 sts  + 1 and 12-row repeat.
Row 1 (RS): Knit all sts.
Row 2: Purl all sts.
Row 3: Knit all sts.
Row 4: Purl all sts.
Row 5: K3, flower, * k4, flower; repeat to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: P2, (p2tog, p1) twice, p2tog, * p3, (p2tog, p1) twice, p2tog; repeat to last 2 sts, p2,
Rows 7 through 10: Repeat rows 1 through 4.
Row 11: K7, * flower, k4; repeat from * to last 2 st, k2.
Row 12: P6, * (p2tog, p1) twice, p2tog, p3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Purl: P | Purl 2 sts together: P2tog.

Crazy Maypole

Crazy Maypole knitting stitch. It takes a lot of time to knit. Still, the result is unique and beautiful.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts and a 28-row repeat.
Row 1 - wrong side: K9, p1-tbl, k2, p1-tbl, k5.
Row 2 - right side: P5, k1-tbl, p2, k1-tbl, p3, MK, p5.
Row 3: K5, p1-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k2, p1-tbl, k5.
Row 4: P2, MK, p2, 1/1LPC, p1, k1-tbl, p3, k1-tbl, p5.
Row 5: K5, p1-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k1, p1-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k2.
Row 6: P2, 1/2LPC, p1, 1/1LPC, k1-tbl, p1, 1/2RPC, p2, MK, p2.
Row 7: K2, p1-tbl, k4, p1-tbl, k1, p2-tbl, k2, p1-tbl, k4.
Row 8: P4, 1/2LPC, 1/1LPC, 1/1RPC, p2, 1/2RPC, p2.
Row 9: K4, p1-tbl, k3, p2-tbl, k1, p1-tbl, k6.
Row 10: P6, 1/1LPC, 1/1RPC, p1, 1/2RPC, p4.
Row 11: K6, p1-tbl, k2, p2-tbl, k7.
Row 12: P7, 1/1LPC, 1/2RPC, p6.
Row 13: K8, p3, k7.
Row 14: P7, 1/2LPC, p2, MK, p5.
Row 15: K5, p1-tbl, k2, p1-tbl, k9.
Row 16: P5, MK, p3, k1-tbl, p2, k1-tbl, p5.
Row 17: K5, p1-tbl, k2, p1-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k5.
Row 18: P5, k1-tbl, p3, k1-tbl, p1, 1/1RPC, p2, MK, p2.
Row 19: K2, p1-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k1, p1-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k5.
Row 20: P2, MK, p2, 1/2LPC, p1, k1-tbl, 1/1RPC, p1, 1/2RPC, p2.
Row 21: K4, p1-tbl, k2, p2-tbl, k1, p1-tbl, k4, p1-tbl, k2.
Row 22: P2, 1/2LPC, p2, 1/1LPC, 1/1RPC, 1/2RPC, p4.
Row 23: K6, p1-tbl, k1, p2-tbl, k3, p1-tbl, k4.
Row 24: P4, 1/2LPC, p1, 1/1LPC, 1/1RPC, p6.
Row 25: K7, p2-tbl, k2, p1-tbl, k6.
Row 26: P6, 1/2LPC, 1/1RPC, p7.
Row 27: K7, p3, k8.
Row 28: P5, MK, p2, 1/2RPC, p7.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Tbl: Through the back loop.
MK: Make knot - (K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in one stitch, then with point of left needle pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th stitches on right needle over the last stitch, one at a time.
1/1 LPC: 1/1 Left purl cross - Slip st to cable needle and hold in front, P1, then K1-tbl from cable needle.
1/1 RPC: 1/1 Right purl cross - Slip st to cable needle and hold in back, K1-tbl, then P1 from cable needle.
1/2 LPC: 1/2 Left purl cross - Slip st to cable needle and hold in front, P2, then K1-tbl from cable needle.
1/2 RPC: 1/2 Right purl cross - Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, K1-tbl, then P2 from cable needle.

Stockinette and Garter Triangles

Combination of knit and purl stitches. Easy to knit pattern with stockinette and garter triangles, perfect for any reversible project.
Video tutorial: How to knit the Stockinette and Garter Triangles

Knitted in a multiple of 14 sts, +1 and 28-row repeat.
Row 1: (right side) K7, p1, * k13, p1; repeat from * to the last 7 sts, k7.
Row 2 and all even number rows: Purl all sts.
Row 3: K6, p3, * k11, p3; repeat from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 5: K5, p5, * k9, p5; repeat from * to the last 5 sts, k5.
Row 7: K4, p7, * k7, p7; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, k4.
Row 9: K3, p9, * k5, p9; repeat from * to the last 3 sts, k3.
Row 11: K2, p11, * k3, p11; repeat from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 13: K1, * p13, k1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 15: P1, * k13, p1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 17: P2, k11, * p3, k11; repeat from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 19: P3, k9, * p5, k9; repeat from * to the last 3 sts, p3.
Row 21: P4, k7, * p7, k7; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, p4.
Row 23: P5, k5, * p9, k5; repeat from * to the last 5 sts, p5.
Row 25: P6, k3, * p11, k3; repeat from * to the last 6 sts, p6.
Row 27: P7, k1, * p13, k1; repeat from * to the last 7 sts, p7.
Row 28: Purl all sts.

Palm Tree Puff


Knitted in a multiple of 10, + 4 sts and 20-row repeat.
Row 1 - right side: P4, * k1, p4, yo, k1, yo, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: K4, * yo, p3, yo, k4, p1, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: P4, * k1, p4, yo, k5, yo, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: K4, * yo, p7, yo, k4, p1, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: P4, * k1, p4, yo, k9, yo, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 6: K4, * p2 tog, p7, p2 tog-b, k4, p1, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 7: P4, * k1, p4, ssk, k5, k2 tog, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 8: K4, * p2 tog, p3, p2 tog-b, k4, p1, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 9: P4, * k1, p4, ssk, k1, k2 tog, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 10: K4, * p3 tog, k4, p1, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 11: P4, * yo, k1, yo, p4, k1, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 12: K4, * p1, k4, yo, p3, yo, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 13: P4, * yo, k5, yo, p4, k1, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 14: K4, * p1, k4, yo, p7, yo, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 15: P4, * yo, k9, yo, p4, k1, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 16: K4, * p1, k4, p2 tog, p7, p2 tog-b, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 17: P4, * ssk, k5, k2 tog, p4, k1, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 18: K4, * p1, k4, p2 tog, p3, p2 tog-b, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 19: P4, * ssk, k1, k2 tog, p4, k1, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 20: K4, * p1, k4, p3 tog, k4; repeat from * to end.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
P2tog: Purl 2 sts together | P2tog-b: Purl 2 sts through back loop | P3tog: Purl 3 sts together.

King Charles Brocade

King Charles Brocade stitch  - easy to make with just knit and purl stitches, even beginners can learn how to do it.

Knitted in a multiple of 12 sts, + 1 and 12-row repeat.
Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k9, p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K1, p1, k1, * p7, (k1, p1) twice, k1; rep from * to last 10 sts, p7, k1, p1, k1.
Row 3: (K1, p1) twice, * k5, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k5, (p1, k1) twice.
Row 4: P2, * k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
Row 5: K3, * (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k5; rep from * to last 10 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k3.
Row 6: P4, * (k1, p1) twice, k1, p7; rep from * to last 9 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p4.
Row 7: K5, * P1, k1, p1, k9; rep from * to last 8 sts, p1, k1, p1, k5.
Row 8: Repeat Row 6.
Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Row 1O: Repeat Row 4.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: Repeat Row 2.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Purl: P