The Wicker Stitch

Stitch Description

This wicker stitch makes a fabric with columns that look like the woven strands of a wicker chair or basket. The criss crossed look is achieved with mock cable stitches. This gives the appearance of a more complicated stitch. However, the wicker stitch is relatively simple to knit. It’s perfect for longer projects, like blankets or scarves, but could be incorporated into a hat or sweater if desired.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
RC
Right Cross – skip 1 st, p next st, p skipped st, drop original sts from left needle
LC
Left Cross – sl 1 to dp needle and hold in front of work, k1, k1 from dp needle


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 13 sts + 4.

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 13 sts + 4.

  • Row 1: P4, *k1, LC x4, p4*; rep from * to *.
  • Row 2: K4, *p1, RC x4, k4*; rep from * to *.

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

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