Knitting, Technique

How To Knit The Rice Stitch

The Rice Stitch Is a great textured pattern for beginners and more experienced knitters too.  The basics of this textured pattern is all based around the knit and purl stitches and in which combination you use them. In this tutorial I will take you through how to create this stitch both on straight needles/working flat and in the round.

Making The Rice Stitch:

As I just mentioned all you need for this stitch pattern are the knit and purl stitches. The Rice Stitch is created over 2 rows by following the below instructions for working flat on straight needles:

 

To adapt this pattern to work in the round you will need to make an alteration to the second row so that you are purling all stitches instead of knitting them. You stitch pattern for working in the round will now knit up as follows:

  • Row 1: *K1, P2* until end of row
  • Row 2: Purl all stitches until end of row

Now that you can work up the basics of the Rice Stitch you can carry on repeating those two rows (either flat or in the round) to create any number of projects. If you’re not a designer and would like a pattern to follow then please check out my patterns below that use the Rice Stitch.

Rice Stitch Patterns:

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