Things start to get exciting! Let’s see what happens if we alternate knits and purls on the same needle.
Seed stitch is one of the first creative stitches used for the typical pattern of Irish sweaters. The trick to do it well is to pay attention and work the stitches opposite than they are: if in the previous row you find a knit stitch, purl, if you find a purl stitch, then it’s time to knit!
The seed stitch is perfect to make jackets, scarfs, and other accessories because it’s compact and reversible.
You can use it even as a base for braid cables, and sometimes you’ll find it inside some complex cables.
Let’s learn how to recognize what kind of stitch you’re going to work: if the stitch below (on the previous row) looks like a little wave it is a purl stitch, and you have to knit. But if the stitch below is flat and has a “V” shape, that’s a knit stitch, so you have to purl.