Dot stitch is one of those “old is new” again kind of stitch patterns.
You can find it in a bunch of old publications – and in the last year or so lots of designs have it popping up again, as well.
Really – it’s very versatile. It looks great in a vine gauge fabric, as well as a chunky. In fact, the reverse side of dot stitch is known as the sand stitch. So – it really can pass for a double-sided fabric.
And it’s great for some nice texture for a square.
Here are the basics.
Dot Stitch Square
This is worked in multiples of two. It is a four row repeat of pattern.
I cast on 30 stitches on size 8 needles with the Ella Rae Superwash Classic.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit
Row 2: Knit 1, Purl 1, repeat to the end.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl 1, Knit 1, repeat to the end.
You simply repeat those 4 rows.
It doesn’t look all that impressive after this much work.
But just a little further on…
And just 38 rows to finish a nice 6″ square.
Give it a try!