Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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In this variation of seed stitch, you double seed stitch horizontally and vertically — alternate 2 knits with 2 purls for 2 rows and then reverse the sequence. The following figure shows double seed stitch.

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To create the double seed stitch:

  1. Cast on a multiple of 4 sts, plus 2 sts. (Either side can be the right side.)

  2. Rows 1 and 4: K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

  3. Rows 2 and 3: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

  4. Rep Rows 1–4 for pattern.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet.

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