The Double Moss stitch is a beautiful and very simple stitch that creates pretty little boxes of knit and purl. This stitch is often seen on gorgeous traditional Irish Aran sweaters, and I just love its appearance. It is reversible and won’t roll or curl up on the edges.
Here’s the basic sequence, and we’ll go through it together too:
(Multiple of 4 stitches)
Row 1: K2, P2 across row to end
Row 2: Repeat Row 1
Row 3: P2, K2 across row to end
Repeat Row 3
Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length is reached
Note: When working both knit and purl in the same row, always remember to bring the yarn forward when working the purl stitches.
For our little swatch here, cast on 16 stitches (a multiple of 4),
Work rows 1-4 until piece is desired length…here is what the first repeat will look like (the first 4 rows),
After just a few repeats of the stitch sequence, you can see the sweet little boxes begin to appear.