Wickerwork Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Wickerwork Stitch Pattern is a beautiful twist-stitch pattern. In fact, this lovely pattern with a twisting stitch pattern is created over just 8 stitches.

As the name suggests, this particular twist-stitch pattern closely resembles an intricate, woven pattern in wicker. However, the stitch pattern looks more difficult than it actually is.

The Wickerwork Stitch Pattern lends itself really well to projects using a textured pattern. It will also look equally well in a cowl or a baby blanket.

If you love travelling patterns but are not a great fan of using a cable needle, then this is a great pattern for you.

This is because the traveling stitches are not created using a cable needle but a special twist technique. The technique for making twisted stitches is explained in more detail below.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed For Wickerwork Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side                                      

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

RT                                               Right Twist

LT                                                Left Twist

How to Make the Twisted Stitches

This stitch pattern uses 2 different techniques to produce either a Left Twist (LT) or a Right Twist (RT).

How to Make the Left Twist (LT)

With the right-hand needle behind the left-hand needle, skip one st and knit the 2nd st in the back loop; then insert the right-hand needle into the backs of both sts (the skipped st and the 2nd st) and k2 tog-b.

How to Make the Right Twist (RT)

K2 tog, leaving sts on left-hand needle; then insert right-hand needle from the front between the two sts just knitted together, and knit the first st again; then slip both sts from needle together.

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 8 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, * k2, p2; rep from *, end k2, p1

Row 2: * K1, p1, RT, LT, p1, k1; rep from *

Row 3: * P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1; rep from *

Row 4: * K1, RT, p2, LT, k1; rep from *

Row 5: P2, * k4, p4; rep from *, end k4, p2

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: P1, * k2, p2; rep from *, end k2, p1

Row 8: * LT, p1, k2, p1, RT; rep from *

Row 9: * K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1; rep from *

Row 10: * P1, LT, k2, RT, p1; rep from *

Row 11: K2, * p4, k4; rep from *, end p4, k2

Row 12: Knit

Repeat rows 1-12 until you reach the desired length.

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