The Slipstitch Crosses Stitch

Stitch Description

The Slipstitch Crosses is a mosaic colorwork stitch pattern. It uses slipped stitches and two colors of yarn to create a unique fabric. The all-over colorwork pattern uses rows of “V’s” that create triangular windows of contrasting color. The effect is a beautiful geometric pattern that looks complex but is actually quite easy to knit. The slipstitch crosses stitch is great for those starting to experiment with colorwork knitting.

Use this stitch on large pieces of fabric, like scarves, blankets, and pillows.

Video Tutorial

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
Easy

  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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