Stockinette stitch is a classic; it’s a basic stitch, one of the first most knitters learn, yet those little v’s lined up in rows somehow manage to look marvelously elegant. If there’s one thing that you can learn from Stockinette stitch, it’s that you don’t have to be fancy to look great. Sometimes simple can go a long way. These Stockinette stitch patterns are stylish favorites that will be enjoyable to knit and wear.
Knitting lace, cables, or colorwork can be fun and exciting. But every knitter gets to the point where she just wants a simple project to work on. These patterns, which all largely feature Stockinette stitch, are perfect palette cleansers for experienced knitters. Learning knitters can also learn something from these projects; finishing off an easier sweater or cardigan is a great way to gain confidence as a knitter. With summer on the way, you might not want to devote a lot of time to knitting, and these patterns, with minimal to zero complicated elements, are easy to pick up and put down—there’s no reason to mark off your row on a chart when you’re just doing Stockinette!
8 Stylish Stockinette Stitch Patterns
Essential Raglan Lace Sweater – Simple lace sleeves dress up this sweater pattern. You could wear this classic sweater around town or at the office.
Emily Summer Sweater – Enjoy the warm weather with this short sleeved cardigan. An empire waist gives this pattern a classic shape that will flatter most figures.
Mindless Sideways Shawl – Let your brain take a break with this easy shawl pattern. Perfect for the knitter looking for something simple to knit.
Summer Whisper Wrap – Yarn overs contrast with a Stockinette stitch body to add an extra design element to this light shawl.
Hooded Summer Cardigan – This pattern has a young look that will spruce up any outfit. It’s the perfect accessory for those who find themselves frozen out by air conditioning.
Purl Free Knit Sweater – Get ready to layer with this cute knit sweater. It has short sleeves that are perfect for warm weather.
Silken Straw Summer Sweater – This light top is definitely best used as a layer over a tank top; it will give you a fun look at the beach or at work.
Seamless Spring Sweater – Avoid those pesky seams with this delightful pattern. This is a must-make project for every knitter.
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