How to knit the seersucker stitch

The seersucker stitch pattern creates a beautifully textured knit. This over-all pattern produces rows of offset diamonds with center stockinette ridges in each one. These center ridges stand out clearly on a reverse stockinette background. At first glance, the pattern looks as if it requires increasing and decreasing to form the diamonds, and perhaps even some twisted stitches or cabling to produce those stockinette ridges. In fact, all you need to know for this pattern are the basic knit and purl stitches, making it great for beginners!
If you’re looking to knit a seersucker garment or blanket in which this pattern really pops, opt for a yarn with solid stitch definition. A more tightly plied wool yarn will do the trick. It will also help turn the diamonds into little pillow puffs to trap warm air in and produce an even warmer knit against the elements. If you’re looking for something softer or easier to care for, especially if using this pattern for a baby blanket or gift, opt for a superwash wool yarn. Superwash wool will also make for a floppier fabric and is a great idea if using this pattern to make a slouchy hat.
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Check out the video tutorial below from Knitting Stitch Patterns:
Materials
Yarn in any weight
Knitting needles in the size indicated on your yarn label
Abbreviations
k - knit
p - purl
Pattern
Seersucker Stitch is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches over 8 rows.
Rows 1 and 2: * k1, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 3: * p1, k3; repeat from * to end
Row 4: * p3, k1; repeat from * to end
Rows 5 and 6: same as Rows 1 and 2
Row 7: k2, * p1, k3; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, k1
Row 8: p1, * k1, p3; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p2
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Repeat Rows 1 through 8 until your project reaches desired length or as indicated in project pattern.

Wool and the Gang demonstrates this easy idea in an easy-to-follow video tutorial.
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