Learn How to Knit 10 Different Crossed Stitches
To put it simply, crossed or cabled stitches are knit out of order, most often to create a braided effect in your work. Using different combinations of knit and purl stitches when cabling results in the ability to make different individual stitches or groups of stitches physically stand out in your work. If you’re working knit stitches “over” a bed of purl stitches (like in the tree above), you can really add some visual impact to a project without having to fuss with changing yarn colors. Crossed stitches are a texture-loving knitter’s best friend, so why not learn a couple of new crossed stitch combos to add to your knitting arsenal?
- 1/1 LPC – one over one left purl cross
- 1/1 RPC – one over one right purl cross
- 2/1 LC – two over one left cross
- 2/1 LPC – two over one left purl cross
- 2/1 RC – two over one right cross
- 2/1 RPC – two over one right purl cross
- 2/2 LC – two over two left cross
- 2/2 LPC – two over two left purl cross
- 2/2 RC – two over two right cross
- 2/2 RPC – two over two right purl cross
Yes, that’s ten stitches, but once you get the hang of them, you can handle any combination, even things like 3/2 LPC – and that’s when you’ll know you’ve really got crossed stitches down! For easier reference and the sake of avoiding a crazy amount of scrolling in this post :) , I’ve organized all of these videos into a handy playlist, that you can check out below. If you want to save these for later or make sure to catch every knit & crochet video tutorial I make (because there are a lot that don’t make it all the way to the blog!), you can subscribe to the Hands Occupied YouTube channel.