The Portcullis Stitch

Stitch Description

This stitch is more complicated than it appears. Using only two rows it manages to create an intricate, almost woven style fabric that looks quite unique. The portcullis stitch is easy to mess up, so pay close attention to what you are doing.
Looks great in blankets, scarves, and hats.

Video Tutorial



Abbreviations

K
Knit
P
Purl
YO
Yarn Over
k2tog
Knit Two Together
SSK
Slip Slip Knit
PSSO
Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl
  • 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 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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