From whence comest thou, o noble moss stitch? Dost thou hail from old mother England or dost thou cometh from the new country, America?
Let’s have a look at this sample of 3 different moss stitches.
The gold section is what is known in Great Britain as moss stitch. In America, it is known as seed stitch. It is knit over 2 + 1 (odd number of stitches. Every row is the same. *K1, p1, repeat to last stitch, k1. Easy!
The next section in green is what Americans call moss stitch. It is still knit over an odd number of stitches, but it takes 4 pattern rows to make it. Row 1: *k1, p1, repeat to last stitch, k1. Row 2 & 3: *P1, k1, repeat to last stitch, p1. Row 4: same as row 1.
The last green section is a double moss stitch. It is knit over a pattern of 4 + 2 with a 4-row pattern. Row 1: *k2, p2, repeat to last 2, k2. Row 2 & 3: *p2, k2, repeat to last 2, p2. Row 4: same as row 1.