The Crossed Check knitting pattern is a great reason to learn how to cross stitches without using a cable needle.
This is a perfect stitch for knitting women’s, men’s and baby garments, such as scarves, cowls, sweaters, and blankets (it doesn’t curl).
OK … let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
RC: Right-leaning cross. K2tog but don’t take the stitch off the left-hand needle. K the first one again, and drop both.
LC: Left-leaning cross. K the second stitch from right to left, through the back loop, (don’t take any of these two stitches off the left-hand needle). K the first, and drop both.
BO: Bind off
Crossed Check stitch knitting pattern
CO multiples of 4 + 4. I.e.: 4*5 = 20 + 4 = 24 stitches.
Row 0 or Preparatory Row (it’s knitted only once and won’t be repeated or counted in the pattern): P across
1º row (RS): P1, *P2, RC*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P3
2º and every even row: Work every stitch as it presents.
3º row: K1, *K2, LC*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K3
5º row: P1, *RC, P2*. Repeat from * to *, ending with RC, P1
7º row: K1, *LC, K2*. Repeat from * to *, ending with LC, K1
8ª row: P across.
These 8 rows form the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finish, BO knitwise after a row 8.
This is the wrong side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I really love to see your progress and your beautiful projects!
Carolina – So Woolly
PS: You ask and I answer! These are the knitting needles I use in most of my video tutorials! They are made out of bamboo (they make a soothing sound as I knit), they are not too long (which I love), and this set has all the most commonly used sizes…