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How to Knit Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette stitch is the most familiar type of knitting and is comprised of alternating knit and purl rows. It may be abbreviated St st.

In stockinette stitch, the knit rows are the right side of the work and each stitch resembles a "V". In reverse stockinette stitch, the purl rows are the right side of the work.

The edges of a piece of knitting made in Stockinette stitch roll under if they are not sewn together or do not have a border in a different stitch around the edges. For example, a scarf made in Stockinette stitch may have a border on all four edges made in garter stitch (knit every row) or in seed stitch.

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How to Knit Stockinette Stitch