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