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.

Shells on Garter-stitch Background

Shells on Garter-stitch Background
Shell stitch:  Insert right-hand needle into the front of the stitch 5 rows below the 3rd stitch on the left hand needle, and draw through a long loop, leave loop on right-hand needle and knit 1, make second loop into same stitch, knit 1, make third loop into same stitch, knit 1, make fourth loop into same stitch, knit 1, make fifth loop into same stitch, knit 1, make sixth loop into same stitch.
With color A, cast on a multiple of 14 sts plus 2 additional sts and knit one row.
Row 1 - Right side: With color B, knit.
Row 2: With color B, knit.
Row 3: With color B, knit.
Row 4: With color B, knit.
Row 5: With color B, knit.
Row 6: With color B, knit.
Row 7: With color A, * k9, shell stitch; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: With color A, k1, * (p2tog-b) x3, p1, (p2tog) x3, k7; repeat from * to last st, k1..
Row 9: With color B, knit.
Row 10: With color B, knit.
Row 11: With color B, knit.
Row 12: With color B, knit.
Row 13: With color B, knit.
Row 14: With color B, knit.
Row 15: With color A, k2, * shell stitch, k9; repeat from * to end.
Row 16 With color A, k1, * k7, (p2tog-b) x3, p1, (p2tog)  x3; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Repeat these 16 rows.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl.
Purl 2 sts together: P2tog | P2tog-b: Purl 2 sts together through the backloop.

Aster Flowers

Special Abbreviation:
- Aster flower
Slip 5 sts to right-hand needle dropping extra loops, slip these 5 sts back to left- hand needle, (purl 1, yarn over, purl 1, yarn over , purl 1) into all 5 sts together.

Pattern: With color A, cast on a multiple of 6 sts + 1.
Row 1 (WS): Color A, knit all sts
Row 2 (RS): Color B, SL 1, * K5-wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, SL 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Color B, SL 1, * Aster flower, SL 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: Color A, K1, * K5, knit next stitch with the loose strand behind; repeat from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 5: Color A, knit all sts.
Row 6: Color B, SL 4, * K5-wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, SL 1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, SL 3.
Row 7: Color B, SL 4, * Aster flower, SL 1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, SL 3.
Row 8: Color A, K4, * K5, knit next stitch with the loose strand behind; repeat from * to last 9 sts, K9.
Row 9: Color A, knit all sts.
Repeat rows 2-9.

Butterfly Quilting

Butterfly Quilting stitch. Use Slip stitch method to create butterfly effect on the front.
- K1 uls: Knit 1 under loose strands.
Insert right-hand needle through the 2 strands from below, then knit next stitch bringing the knit stitch through the loops.
Color A, knitted in a multiple of 6 sts, + 3 and purl one row.
Row 1 - RS: Color B, k2, * sl 5 wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Color B, p2, * sl 5 wyib, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 3: Color A, knit.
Row 4: Color A, purl.
Row 5: Color A, k4, * k1 uls, k5; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1 uls, k4.
Row 6: Color A, purl.
Row 7: Color B, k1, sl 3 wyif, k1 *sl 5 wyif, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 3 wyif, k1.
Row 8: Color B, p1, sl 3 wyib, p1 * sl 5 wyib, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 3 wyib, p1.
Row 9: Color A, knit.
Row 10: Color A, purl.
Row 11: Color A, k1, * k1 uls, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1 uls, k1.
Row 12: Color A, purl.
Repeat Rows 1 - 12.

Knitting abbreviations:
K, P: Knit, purl | SL: Slip stitch purlwise.
WYIF: With yarn in front | WYIB: With yarn in back.

Bubble Wrap

2 color Bubble Knitting
Knit 4 below: Insert needle in stitch in the 5th row down, drop stitch off needle and unravel 4 rows down, and knit, catching the 4 loose strands behind stitch.
With color A, cast on a multiple of 4 sts + 3.
Row 1 - wrong side: With color A, purl.
Row 2 - right side: With color A, knit.
Row 3: With color A, purl.
Row 4: With color A, knit.
Row 5: With color A, purl.
Row 6: With color B, knit 3, * knit 4 below, knit 3; rep from * to end
Row 7: With color B, purl.
Row 8: With color B, knit.
Row 9: With color B, purl.
Row 10: With color B, knit.
Row 11: With color B, purl.
Row 12: With color A, knit1, * knit 4 below, knit 3; rep from * to last 2 sts, knit 4 below, knit 1.
Repeat Rows 1 - 12

Diamond Lattice

Diamond Lattice - Lace knit stitch pattern. Skill level: Experienced
Wrap 5: K2, p1, k2, transfer this 5 sts to a third needle, wrap the yarn 3 times around  all the sts, transfer them to the right needle again.
Knitted in a multiple of 12 sts, + 1 and a 16-row repeat.
Row 1: K4, * wrap 5, k7; rep from *, ending last rep with k4 (instead of k7).
Row 2: K4, * p5, k7; rep from *, ending last rep with k4 (instead of k7).
Row 3: P3, * k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk, p5; rep from *, ending last rep with p3 (instead of p5).
Row 4: K3, * p7, k5; rep from *, ending last rep with k3 (instead of k5).
Row 5: P2, * k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, p3; rep from *, ending last rep with p2 (instead of p3).
Row 6: K2, * p9, k3; rep from *, ending last rep with k2 (instead of k3).
Row 7: P1, * k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K1, * p11, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 9: P1, k9, * wrap 5, k7; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Row 10: P3, * k7, p5; rep from *, ending last rep with p3 (instead of p5).
Row 11: K1, * yo, k1, ssk, p5, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: P4, * k5, p7; rep from *, ending last rep with p4 (instead of p7).
Row 13: K2, * yo, k1, ssk, p3, k2tog, k1, yo k3; rep from *, ending last rep with k2.
Row 14: P5, * k3, p9; rep from *, ending last rep with p5 (instead of p9).
Row 15: K1, * yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 16: P6, * k1, p11; rep from *, ending last rep with p6 (instead of p11).

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.

Tumbling Moss Blocks

Tumbling Moss Block. Only knit and purl stitches. Looks same on both sides.
It is created using only knit (K) and purl (P) stitches. Looks same on both sides.

Knitted in a multiple of 10 sts and a 20-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: * P1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: * P2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: * P3, (k1, p1) twice, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 4: * P4, k1, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Rows 5 - 6: * P5, k5; rep from * to end.
Row 7: * K1, p4, k4, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 8: * P1, k1, p3, k3, p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 9: * K1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 10: * P1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 11: * K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: * P1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 13: * K1, p1, k3, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 14: * P1, k4, p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Rows 15 - 16: * K5, p5; rep from * to end.
Row 17: * K4, p1, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 18: * K3, (p1, k1) twice, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 19: * K2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 20: * K1, p1; rep from * to end.

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.

Alternating Leaf

Alternating Leaf/Leaves Lace Stitch.

Knitted in a multiple of 9, + 3 sts and a 12-row repeat
Row 1 - right side: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K3, * k2tog, k1, yo, k6; rep from * to end.
Row 4: P1, * p6, yo, p1, p2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 5: K1, * k2tog, k1, yo, k6; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: P3, * p6, yo, p1, p2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: * K6, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 10: P2, * Ssp, p1, yo, p6; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 11: K2, * k6, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 12: * Ssp, p1, yo, p6; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

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

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.

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.