Clearing it all up – Seed, Moss and Double Moss

british moss

I was making videos for the membership club the other day and just realised that the one I made for double moss was actually American moss, and not British double moss. Oops, that will need re-doing!

Having had a look through Google and YouTube, there seems to be a lot of confusion about seed, moss and double moss – mainly because Americans use different terminology to the British. But having done some research here’s a run down to help give other knitters some clarity.

British Moss (American Seed stitch)

Multiples of 2

Row 1: *k1, p1. Rep from * to end

Row 2: *p1, k1. Rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

british moss
British Moss (American Seed Stitch)

American Moss

Multiples of 2

Rows 1 and 2: *k1,p1. Rep from * to end

Rows 3 and 4: *p1,k1. Rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 to 4 for pattern.

American Moss
American Moss

British Double Moss

Multiples of 4

Row 1 and 2: *k2, p2. Rep from * to end

Row 3 and 4″ *p2, k2. Rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 to 4 for pattern.

Double Moss
British Double Moss

For all of the pattern versions you usually have edge stitches as well.

What I really like about these stitch patterns is that there is no wrong side, making them completely reversible.  All of the patterns create dense and durable stitches which are quite thick when knitted up, superb for winter apparel and heavyweight household items like throws.

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