Twisted Openwork Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the twisted openwork stitch. This stitch creates a textured fabric with eyelets. The twisted openwork stitch would be great to for baby blankets, sweaters or cowls!

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Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 4 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 1

    • Row 1: (right side) P1, *k3, p1; rep from * to end
    • Row 2: K1, *p3, k1; rep from * to end
    • Row 3: P1, *k3, p1; rep from * to end
    • Row 4: k1, *yfrn, p3tog, yon, k1; rep from * to end
    • Row 5: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
    • Row 6: P2, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
    • Row 7: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
    • Row 8: P2tog, yon, k1, yfrn, *p3tog, yon, k1, yfrn; rep from * to last 2sts, p2tog.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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4 thoughts on “Twisted Openwork Stitch

  1. cherie says:

    Hi Johnny
    I have seen many beautiful stitches on this site and my question is how can I incorporate them in a sweater pattern is there a formula? I can do the revision until I get to the underarm. I cant figure out what part of the pattern to omit. I have only made bottom up sweaters would it work for a top down ? Maybe if you get enough requests we can do a class on how to use the different stitches in our patterns, they are so full of texture and beautiful . NEW STITCH is part of my morning routine with coffee thanks for the wonderful website.

    Cherie Seattle

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      That’s a pretty complex question so I can’t really address it here in the comments. If you want to suggest a class on that topic we’ll definitely put it on one of our future surveys.

  2. says:

    If working this in the round, how would you work rows 4 & 8 with the yarn overs and arounds? Thanks!

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      you would swap them, do the yon first and the yfrn second. I haven’t tested it, but I’m pretty sure that’s how it should work.

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