How to Knit the Criss Cross Selvedge Edge

How to Knit the Criss Cross Selvedge Edge

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the criss cross selvedge edge. This stitch creates a spiral look on the side. The criss cross selvedge edge stitch would be great for baby blankets, afghans, and slippers!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Mountain Meadow Wool

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A Pair of Knitting Needles


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Knit Stitch – K
Left Twist Stitch-LT
Right Twist Stitch-RT

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Multiple of 7 sts + 2.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    do a RT, Then knit in pattern until last 2 sts.

  2. Row 2

    for the last 2 sts do a LT.

  3. Row 3

    (Wrong Side): p1 on right side, then continue in pattern until that last st on the row.

  4. Row 4

    purl the last st on wrong side.

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

Swatch Photos

Example of the Criss Cross Selvedge Edge.

Example of the Criss Cross Selvedge Edge. (Click for Larger Image)

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