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#1 eigne

Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:25 PM

I am a bit confused by the pattern so I’m hoping someone can clarify the instructions for me!

It says “rice stitch” with row 1 as k1 p1, row 2 as k1 p1 (ie all rows are the same). However when I google ‘rice stitch’ everything says row 1 is k1 p1, and row 2 is knit all? Which is right?

The instructions also say to never knit the first stitch of the row to get a nice finish. I thought you were supposed to always knit the first stitch of the row? If I don’t knit it, do I purl instead?


Edited by eigne, 10 April 2019 - 09:27 PM.

#2 eigne

Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

Ah ok, thanks, I will slip the first stitch from now on!

This is the pattern (it’s free):

#3 eigne

Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:46 PM

Ok, great, thanks very much for your help. I shall begin!

#4 got my tinsel on

Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:46 PM

Hi eigne,

Often patterned stitches are called different names in different countries.

The stitch in your link I have always known as moss stitch here in Australia.

Here is a link that may be helpful for your edges


#5 hills mum bec

Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:32 PM

I call that seed stitch.  K1, P1 for 1st row then on the 2nd row you purl the knit stitches and knit the purl stitches so it is the opposite of a rib stitch.  I have never heard of rice stitch but the stitch you described in your OP I know as a broken rib stitch.

#6 CrankyM

Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:15 PM

I think you are talking about seed stitch (seed stitch is single little “seed” stitches. Moss stitch is normally done in larger groupings then a single stitch). Basically it’s k1/p1 on row 1, then the next row you knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches. Slip the first stitch of each row for a nice edge. Make sure you slip it purlwise though as it will sit nicer.

#7 eigne

Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:18 PM

Hmmm so far it’s not looking like I expected. On every row I’m doing slip 1, then k1 p1 to end. It looks more like rib stitch.

I think I’ll pull it apart tomorrow and redo it as seed stitch:
Row 1: slip 1, then k1 p1 to end
Row 2: slip 1, then p1 k1 to end

#8 Ozquoll

Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:47 PM

That’s because it is rib stitch - that slipped stitch is throwing off your pattern. You could try casting on an extra two stitches, slip the first one of each row, and knit the last one. Makes a neat edge and is easy to remember.

#9 CrankyM

Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:42 AM

That’s because you are doing rob stitches. On the WS is you are slipping a stitch you need to start the row with a k1. The edge stitch doesn’t count for the pattern.

So it should be
R1: s1, *k1, p1 repeat * to end.

Row 2 is basically exactly the same. It just depends if your 2nd last stitch is a knit or purl stitch. If it’s a purl stitch start the next row on a purl after the edge stitch, if it’s a knit stitch, start the next row on a knit stitch after the edge stitch.

Here is a link that might help

Edited by mayahlb, 11 April 2019 - 08:44 AM.

#10 eigne

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:27 PM

Success! It is now looking like it should, except I’ve got a neat bobbly edge instead of the nice looped slip stitch edge I was expecting but c’est la vie! It will get sewn together at the end anyway.

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:10 AM

View Postfancie shmancie, on 10 April 2019 - 09:46 PM, said:

Hi eigne,

Often patterned stitches are called different names in different countries.

The stitch in your link I have always known as moss stitch here in Australia.

Here is a link that may be helpful for your edges


Yep...Moss stitch for me too and my mum and my nana :)

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