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How to Knit Double Seed Stitch With Video Tutorial

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The double seed stitch is knit like the standard seed stitch but you make two rows of alternating knit stitches and purl stitches.

This means you’re stacking knits and purls for two rows before switching. This simple pattern is a beautiful textured fabric that’s reversible.

Textured knitting stitches are my favorite and this is a great pattern. It looks amazing whether you’re looking at the right or wrong sides.

Textured knit fabric in double seed stitch.

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In this tutorial I cover how to knit this stitch flat and in the round.


#6 superbulky yarn in Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick* (80% Acrylic; 20% Wool, 87 yd/80m, 5 oz/140 g); color: Oatmeal.

9 mm US Size 13 knitting needles, I use circular needles this is my favorite set of interchangeable needles.*

Yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape


Stitch pattern requires an even stitch number.

Stitches / Abbreviations

US Terms

co – cast on You can use any cast on method. I have linked the long tail cast on. Here are 4 easy cast ons for beginners to choose from.

bo – bind off

k – knit

p – purl

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitch(es)




4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 8.5 sts x 14 rows in pattern


To make this pattern wider or narrower cast on any number of stitches. Keep an even number of stitches if you would like to adjust the width. 

To change the length, continue to repeat rows until it’s to your desired length. Stop after a row 4 repeat.

Patterns Featuring This Stitch

Woman smiling with head turned to the side wearing a white textured snood.
Get this simple snood pattern here!

Video Tutorial

You can watch the video on how to make this stitch on my YouTube.

Scroll down for the free pattern!

Textured knit fabric in double seed stitch.

How to Knit Double Seed Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to knit this easy textured stitch. Similar to the seed stitch of alternating knits and purls the double seed stitch combines these in two row increments.


  • #6 superbulky yarn


  • 9 mm needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


    CO an even number, here I cast on 18 for an 8" width.Stitches cast on in superbulky yarn.

    Row 1. *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the row.First two stitches knit and purl.
    Row 2. Rep Row 1.Stitches on needle ready for row 2.

    Now on the next row we're going to start with the p sts first.
    Row 3. *P1, K1 rep from * to the end of row.Purl the knit and knit the purl.
    Row 4. Rep Row 3.Rows 1 through 4.
    Continue repeating Row 1 - 4 until you reach your desired length.

    BO in pattern: K1, P1, bind off, K1, bind off, P1, bind off, etc.Swatch bind off in pattern.

    Cut yarn and weave away ends.

How To Knit Double Seed Stitch in the Round

    Cast on an even number and join to work in the round. Here's a tutorial on how to join knitting in the round. I CO 18 here using the magic loop method.Double seed stitch sample in the round on circular needles.

    I recommend using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round when knitting this stitch in the round.

    When you change from Rnd 2 to Rnd 3 you’ll have 2 purls together.Green stitch marker between two purl stitches.

    When you change from Rnd 4 to Rnd 1 you’ll have 2 knits together. Green stitch marker between knits.

    The stitch marker will help alleviate any confusion on your part!

    Rnd 1. *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the rnd. Place SM after last st to mark BOR.

    Rnd 2. Rep Rnd 1.

    Rnd 3. *P1, K1 rep from * to the end of rnd.

    Rnd 4. Rep Rnd 4.

    Rep these four rounds for the height of your project.

    Bind off. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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