How is everyone doing? Ready for the next “sampler”?
After you have finished knitting 4 inches of the basket weave, you may start on the next stitch; the Seed Stitch. This stitch lays flat, is reversible and will look good from both sides of the scarf. The Seed Stitch is also known as the Moss Stitch.
Caution: It is easy to zone out while knitting this stitch but take care to follow the pattern. If you are off just one stitch, this pattern will quickly turn into a ribbing.
To separate this stitch from the Basketweave, we will knit one full row, purl the next; then begin the Seed Stitch.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K4, P32, K4
Row 3: K4, *K1, P1; repeat from ∗ until the last 4 stitches of the boarder, K4.
Row 4: K4, *P1, K1; repeat from ∗ until the last 4 stitches of the boarder, K4.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 for four inches.
You will notice in the photo below, that the shape of my scarf is a little wonky, that’s ok. When we finish, we will block the scarves. This means we will dampen them with water, lay them flat in the correct shape, pin them down and let them dry so that they keep their shape. No worries, being a little askew is normal and a good thing.