The Crests stitch is an easier way to learn how to cross stitches, in case you haven’t knitted cables yet. It’s dense and textured, which can be used to knit women’s and men’s clothing and accessories.
A perfect stitch to knit cowls, sweaters and cardigans, bags, cushions, a rectangular shawl or wrap, and so much more!
To cross the stitches you’ll need a cable needle, that can be replaced using a pencil, a hair clip, a third needle, etc…anything you have, to leave a couple of stitches standing.
CO: Cast on
WS: Wrong side
RS: Right side
CN: Cable needle
BO: Bind off
Crests stitch knitting pattern
CO multiples of de 3 + 5 (i.e.: 3*6 = 18+5 = 23 stitches).
1º Row: K across
2º, 4º and 6º Rows: P across
3º Row: K1, *slip the next 2 st onto CN and hold in back, K1, K2 from CN. Repeat from * across, ending with K1.
5º Row: K1, *slip the next st onto CN and hold in front, K2, K1 from CN. Repeat from * across, ending with K1.
Repeat these 6 rows until the desired length is reached. BO knitwise after a 6th row.
And so looks the wrong side of the work:
Enjoy the video!
PS: Looking for more dense knitting stitches? Take a look here!