The Slipstitch Crosses Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #135

Stitch Description

The Slip Stitch Crosses Stitch is a pretty color work stitch that combines both slipped stitches and cables to get its undulating pattern on the fabric’s surface. The all-over pattern that it creates would work nicely for a bag, mittens, or a hat.

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Materials Used

Kitchen Cotton Yarn

Made in the USA, this classic worsted-weight cotton is perfect for kitchen items and bath accessories. Its bright, retro-inspired palette is ideal for stripes, ripples, and colorwork projects. The smaller size of the skeins means that you can mix and match your own color palette affordably.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

Slip Stitch

Cable 2 Front: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to front, k1, k1 off of cable needle

Cable 2 Back: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to back, k1, k1 off of cable needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  • Prep Row 1: Using A, Knit
  • Prep Row 2: Using A, Purl
  • Row 1: Using B, K2, *sl 2, K4; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 2, K2
  • Row 2: Using B, P2, * sl 2, p4; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 2, p2
  • Row 3: Using A, K1, c2b, c2f, *k2, c2b, c2f; rep from * to last st, k1
  • Row 4: Using A, Purl
  • Row 5: Using B, K5, sl 2, *k4, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5
  • Row 6: Using B, P5, *sl 2, p4; rep from * to last 7 sts, sl 2, p5
  • Row 7: Using A, K4, c2b, c2f, *k2, c2b, c2f; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
  • Row 8: Using A, Purl
  • Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Slipstitch Crosses Stitch Right Side

Example of the Slipstitch Crosses Stitch Wrong Side

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