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Reverse Stocking Stitch

James McIntosh
August 26, 2019

Reverse Stocking Stitch

Also known as reverse stockinette stitch.

Reverse Stocking Stitch is worked on a multiple of 2 rows: Right side Purl and Wrong Side Knit.

Reverse Stocking Stitch can curl at the edges so the image attached has a garter stitch edging.

Multiples of stitches are not required.

Stitch pattern

when knit flat

Yarn: Bergere de France Merinos 4 DK

Colour: Lèvre

Knitting needles: 4mm / USA 6

Tension: 22 stitches and 28 rows = 10cm / 4in square


K knit, P purl

Here's how to make it

Cast on required number of stitches.

*First row p every stitch

Second row k every stitch*

Repeat from * to * until length required

Cast off using a K or P stitch for the row depending on how the next row presents itself, ie. if your previous row was a p row, cast off as a knit row and vice versa.

Knitting chart

Read each row right to left.

Reverse Stocking Stitch Knitting Chart
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