The Braided Openwork Stitch :: Knitting Stitch 241

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the braided openwork stitch. The braided openwork stitch creates a small braided delicate design. The braided openwork stitch would be great for hats, baby booties, and socks!

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Materials Used


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Takumi is light in weight with a warm natural touch. Bamboo is the ideal material for making knitting needles. The finest bamboo is used to manufacture knitting needles with accurate specifications. Each knitting needle is polished for smoothness. Practical bamboo improves with age, making these special Takumi Bamboo needles a long-lasting addition to your knitting bag.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Knit 2 Together
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Make 1 Right

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On:Multiples of 2

  • Row 1: (Wrong Side): Purl.
  • Row 2: (Right Side): K1, *sl 1, k1, psso, M1; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 3: Purl.
  • Row 4: K1, *M1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Braided Openwork Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Braided Openwork Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Braided Openwork Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Braided Openwork Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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