The Winding Roads Stitch

Winding Roads Stitch Knitting Pattern (Right Side)

About this Stitch Pattern

The winding roads stitch is a slipped stitch cable pattern. It creates a fabric with vertical lines that curve and connect. The final effect is like little roads winding along a great plain. This all-over stitch pattern is a great stitch for blankets, scarves, and even hats. The bold graphical nature of the winding roads stitch would also look nice on the body of a sweater.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

Slip Stitch

With Yarn In Front

1/1 LPC
1 over 1 Left Purl Cable (T2L – Twist 2 Left): Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold in front, p1 from main need, k1 from cable needle.

1/1 RPC
1 over 1 Right Purl Cable (T2R – Twist 2 Right): Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold in back, k1 from main need, p1 from cable needle.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 8

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 8

  • Row 1 (RS): *P3, k2, p3; repeat from *
  • Row 2 and all EVEN rows: k all k sts, sl p wise wyif all p sts.
  • Row 3: Repeat Row 1
  • Row 5: *P2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p1; repeat from *
  • Row 7: *P1, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p1; repeat from *
  • Row 9: *1/1 RPC, p4, 1/1 LPC; repeat from *
  • Row 11: *K1, p6, k1; repeat from *
  • Row 13: Repeat Row 11
  • Row 15: *1/1 LPC, p4, 1/1 RPC; repeat from *
  • Row 17: *P1, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p1; repeat from *
  • Row 19: *P2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2; repeat from *

Repeat rows 1-20 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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