How do you start a stocking stitch?

Do you start stockinette stitch on knit or purl?

Stockinette Stitch Basics

You do not purl any of the stitches when working this way, as you do not change the direction of your knitting. A pattern for flat-knitting stockinette stitch looks something like this: Row 1: Knit across.

How do you get stockinette stitch to lay flat?

Flat stockinette

If you knit the stockinette stitch back and forth, flat, you have to do one row of knit stitches. And then one row of purl stitches. These two rows are then repeated until the desired length. The stockinette worked flat will curl at all four edges.

What is another name for duplicate stitch?

“Duplicate stitch (also called ‘Swiss darning‘) is a technique for creating the look of colour work, but without the hassle of having to knit with multiple colours at once.

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