How to Knit a Reverse Stockinette Stitch in the Round


Reverse stockinette stitch is the same as stockinette stitch except that the rows are done in reverse order. This is desirable when the purl stitch needs to be on the outside of the work. Instead of producing a smooth fabric, as stockinette stitch does, the fabric would have a bumpy texture. Just like stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch has a tendency to curl, so it is usually good to add a border, such as garter stitch rows.

Things You'll Need

  • Pattern
  • Circular needles
  • Yarn
  • Cast on the desired number of stitches onto the circular needle.

  • Purl each stitch across the needle. Create a purl stitch by bringing the yarn forward. Insert the needle from the top to the bottom, back to front. Pick up the working yarn, grab it with the right-hand needle and pull it through.

  • Continue working Step 2 until the desired number of rows are completed.

    Continue with the pattern.

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