Seed Stitch vs Moss Stitch: Is There A Difference?

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The Short Answer: Yes AND No!

In this article we thought we would take a closer look at the seed stitch vs moss stitch. There is quite a bit confusion about whether these two stitches are the same or not

Seed Stitch vs Moss Stitch

If you use a British pattern, the seed stitch and the moss stitch is the same stitch. Conversely, if you are using an American pattern, it is NOT the same stitch.

The Seed Stitch is knitted over an even number of stitches. This is how you knit the seed stitch:

  • Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across
  • Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * across
  • Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern

The American Moss Stitch is knitted over an uneven number of stitches. This is how you knit the Amercian moss stitch:

  • Rows 1 and 4: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across
  • Rows 2 and 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across
  •  Repeat Rows 1–4 for pattern.

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Watch this great video from the Creative Knitting Blog. In the video, Kara Gott Warner explains the difference between these two stitches.

If you would like to learn more about these two stitches, you can read Kara’s full article here

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