The Slipstitch Crosses Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #135

Stitch Description

The Slip Stitch Crosses Stitch is a pretty color work stitch that combines both slipped stitches and cables to get its undulating pattern on the fabric’s surface. The all-over pattern that it creates would work nicely for a bag, mittens, or a hat.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch

P
Purl Stitch

sl
Slip Stitch

c2f
Cable 2 Front: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to front, k1, k1 off of cable needle

c2b
Cable 2 Back: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to back, k1, k1 off of cable needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  • Prep Row 1: Using A, Knit
  • Prep Row 2: Using A, Purl
  • Row 1: Using B, K2, *sl 2, K4; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 2, K2
  • Row 2: Using B, P2, * sl 2, p4; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 2, p2
  • Row 3: Using A, K1, c2b, c2f, *k2, c2b, c2f; rep from * to last st, k1
  • Row 4: Using A, Purl
  • Row 5: Using B, K5, sl 2, *k4, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5
  • Row 6: Using B, P5, *sl 2, p4; rep from * to last 7 sts, sl 2, p5
  • Row 7: Using A, K4, c2b, c2f, *k2, c2b, c2f; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
  • Row 8: Using A, Purl
  • Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

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