The Indian Cross Stitch is a beautiful way to change up your knitting, and it’s a stitch you don’t come across all that often. Formed by knitting elongated stitches out of order, the Indian Cross Stitch provides a particularly unique and beautiful addition to your knitting. There are so many different ways to knit the Indian Cross Stitch since it can be worked at a variety of lengths and over different stitch counts too. This video walks you through the tricky part – how exactly to elongate your stitches and cross them over without twists or tangles. Once you wrap your brain around this stitch you can incorporate it into your knitting in so many ways!
These instructions demonstrate how to work the Indian Cross Stitch as defined in Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns, but the stitch length and count may be adapted to a variety of lengths or stitch counts.
Yarn support for the Exquisite Mystery design was provided by Dream in Color yarn. To learn more about the Exquisite Mystery Knit Along, check out this overview post, the Exquisite Mystery KAL Ravelry Thread, and order the pattern here.