Seed Stitch aka Moss Stitch


Seed stitch also know as Moss Stitch consists of single knits and purls that alternate horizontally and vertically. Seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric — the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds. Although a little more complicated than the garter and stockinette stitches, seed stitch creates an interesting texture and is included in many patterns.

Like garter stitch, seed stitch lies flat, making it a good edging for a sweater border and cuffs and its stretchy just like rib stitch. The knitted fabric also looks the same from both sides, making it a nice choice for scarves and other pieces of which both sides are visible.

Seed stitch Cup Cosy

Cast on 20 sts as for the cable cup cosy

Row 1: K2, P2 to end

Row 2: P2, K2 to end

Last 2 rows form the seed stitch pattern, by working knits into the purl stitches and purls into the knits will create a stretchy cup cosy.  Work until desired length or approx. 20cm from beginning.