I have shared many garter stitch projects that you may love to try, and Knit Bud Stitch Free Knitting Pattern is another fabulous stitch you won’t miss. Chinese Waves, also known as Slip Stitch Honeycomb and Stamen Stitch, a stitch that is beginner friendly and an easy 4 row repeat. Perfect stitch for place-mats, hot pads or even a scarf. Here are the the 4 rows you need to know. The pattern is lovely, giving a thick, textured fabric. This stitch is based on garter stitch, so there’s no purling and it doesn’t curl up. You may slip the stitches knit-wise or purl-wise, as long as you keep the yarn behind your fabric while you are working. Slipping knit-wise which twists the stitches when you knit them on the next row, will make a slightly tighter, denser fabric.
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Cast on an odd number of stitches.
- Row 1 – knit all stitches
- Row 2 – knit 1, slip 1 (knit wise) repeat this until end
- Row 3 – knit all stitches
- Row 4 – knit 2, *slip 1 (knit wise) knit 1* repeat * until last 2 stitches, knit 2
- Repeat these 4 rows.
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