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How to Knit the Chunky Braid Stitch

How to Knit the Chunky Braid Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the chunky braid stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful thick cable pattern. The chunky braid stitch would be great for cowls, scarves, and sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles



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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
Reverse Stockinette Stitch- St st

Cable 6 Front (C6F)- slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

Cable 6 Back (C6B)- slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Panel with a Multiple of 6 sts + 9 on a background of reverse St st.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): knit.

  2. Row 2

    purl.

  3. Row 3

    k3, *C6F; rep from * to end.

  4. Row 4

    purl.

  5. Row 5

    knit.

  6. Row 6

    purl.

  7. Row 7

    *C6B; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

  8. Row 8

    purl.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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