Definition of stocking stitch in English:

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stocking stitch

noun

[mass noun]
A knitting stitch consisting of alternate rows of plain and purl stitch.
Example sentences
  • It is a slip stitch pattern on reverse stocking stitch.
  • I couldn't understand how Rowan could rate this as a 2 star pattern, since it was just very basic stocking stitch with a tiny bit of lace, but once I got onto the front, it was clear that the pattern was not quite as simple as I'd expected.
  • I did the body in stocking stitch and boxed the flower in reverse stocking stitch as opposed to doing the whole front and back in stocking stitch.

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