Friday, December 21, 2012

Indian Cross Stitch

Sample knit with Cascade 220 on US Size 8 needles


This is easier to do than it looks, I promise.  It might feel awkward at first, but with practice you will be able to do this in no time.  Practice and patience.

Multiple of 8 stitches

Rows 1-4: Knit 

Rows 5 and 11: K1 *Insert needle into next stitch, wrapping yarn 4 times before pulling the yarn through* Knit last stitch

Row 6: *Slip 8 stitches, dropping the extra wraps as you do so.  Be sure the yarn is held to the back of the work when slipping.  Insert left needle into the first four slipped stitches, and pass them over the last four stitches and onto the left needle.  Now, slip the other four stitches to the left needle.  Knit these eight stitches. *

Rows 7-10: Knit

Row 12: (To be worked as in Row 6 ) Slip 4 stitches to right needle, dropping extra wraps.  Cross first two stitches over the last two, placing them on the left needle; place last two stitches on left needle and knit all four stitches. *Slip eight, cross four, placing all stitches back on left needle and knit* Slip 4, cross two, knit last four stitches.

Repeat these 12 rows for the pattern.  Here is the video.

Happy Knitting!


13 comments:

kmaria said...

niceeee!!!

Unknown said...

I think I can do this & one day soon I will :-)

Unknown said...

I think I can do this & one day soon I will :-)

martha barker said...

I think this is wonderful. Thank - you, for showing me how to do this stitch. This is going to be my scarf stitch. I love it.

Julie Dotson said...

Thanks for the great video and instructions. It is most definitely awkward and you make it look so easy!

Kenna said...

I'm new to knitting. Does the cast on stitch count as one of the first four rows in the pattern?

Kenna said...
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Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Well not to confuse you, but yes and no. I personally never count the cast on as a row when I design, but some do. The pattern should tell you if it does. If you use the long tail cast on, it does create a row of knitting. I say it is up to you whether or not you want to count the cast on as a first row, but for me the cast on is just that. I don't start counting rows until I begin knitting the first row of the pattern.

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Oh and check out the tech knitter blog there is some good info on this topic there.

Valerie S. said...

I tried this tonight and your instructions were so easy to follow! Thank you so much for sharing this and I'm having a lot of fun making my first Indian cross stitch scarf!

Mary Buchholz said...

Very clear instructions. Will this work with thicker yarns?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Hi Mary! I don't see why not. Just work up a little swatch first to see if you like how it looks and go from there.

Mary Buchholz said...

Thank you for replying so quickly.