Frequent question: Does moss stitch need odd number of stitches?

Is Moss stitch even number?

The moss stitch patterns are an easy combination of alternating knit and purl stitches worked over an even number of cast on stitches. The British Moss Stitch / Seed Stitch is a two row repeat stitch pattern while the American / Irish Moss Stitch is a four row repeat stitch pattern.

Is there a right and wrong side to Moss stitch?

Instead of alternating the pattern every row (as you do for seed stitch), for moss stitch, you work 2 rows of the same sequence of knits and purls before you alternate them. Cast on an uneven number of sts. An uneven number of sts makes this pattern symmetrical — either side can be the right side.

How is moss stitch done?

The moss stitch is a really easy knitting stitch pattern that works on multiples of two stitches and involves a four-row repeat.

  • Rows 1 and 2: *Knit one, purl one. Repeat from * across.
  • Rows 3 and 4: *Purl one, knit one. Repeat from * across.
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