The Waffle Stitch is a beautiful ribbed knit stitch. The ribbing creates an interesting texture with wonderful stretch that would be a great to use for a dishcloth, scarf or a slouchy beanie. It would also look great as a cuff for a sleeve or the ribbing of a hat! This stitch is worked in stitch multiples of 3 + 1 over a 4 row repeat.

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Materials needed

(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)

To view the video tutorial of how to knit the Waffle Stitch, please click on the video above or visit:

Stitches and abbreviations used

K: Knit

P: Purl

RS: Right side

Rep: Repeat

WS: Wrong side

How to knit the Waffle Stitch pin from Handmade by Stacy J
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  • Stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 1

Directions for the Waffle Stitch:

  • Row 1 (RS): P1, *k2,p1; rep * to end
  • Row 2 (WS): K1, *p2, k1; rep * to end
  • Row 3: As row 1
  • Row 4: Knit

Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length.

If you’d like to check out a couple other fun stitches, here are a few. Simply click on the image to be directed to the stitch tutorial page.

I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. Please tag me @handmadebystacyj when posting on social media – I’d love to see your makes!

Stacy J

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