How to Knit the Portcullis Stitch

How to Knit the Portcullis Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the portcullis stitch. The portcullis stitch creates an interesting symmetrical ribbed pattern. The portcullis stitch would be great for blankets, hats, and cowls!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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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Knit Stitch – K
Yarn Over-yo
Knit 2 Together-k2tog
Slip Slip Knit-ssk
Pass Slipped Stitch Over-psso

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Multiple of 4 sts + 2 st.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Wrong Side): Purl.

  2. Row 2

    K2tog, *(k1, yo, k1) in the same st, sl 1-k2tog-psso; rep from *, end (k1, yo, k1) in the same stitch, ssk.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Portcullis Stitch. (Right Side)

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

Example of the Portcullis Stitch. (Wrong Side)

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

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