Stitches that are elongated and crossed in this manner may be crossed either to the right or to the left. Both methods of crossing the stitches are given, as some knitters may find one more convenient, and some the other. If desired, the two methods can be alternated (i.e., the Right Cross being used in
w 2, the Left Cross in Row 4) to produce a diagonal basket-eave effect.
Multiple of 4 sts plus 2.
Method I (Right Cross):
Rows 1 and 3 (Wrong side)—Kl, purl to last st wrapping yarn twice around needle for each purl st, end kl.
Row 2—Kl, * si 4 wyib dropping extra wraps to form 4 long sts; si same 4 sts back to left needle; insert point of right needle purl wise into 3rd and 4 th sts and lift these sts together over the first 2 sts, placing them nearest the point of left needle in position to be knitted first; then knit all 4 sts; rep from *, end kl.
Row 4—K3, * slip, cross, and knit next 4 sts as before; rep from *, end k3.
Repeat Rows 1-4.
Method II (Left Cross):
Work same as Method I except: in Rows 2 and 4 cross each group of 4 sts as follows: si 4 wyib dropping extra wraps, then insert left needle into 1st and 2nd sts, pass them over 3rd and 4th sts and onto left needle like a psso; then si remaining 2 sts also back onto left needle in position to be knitted first; then knit all 4 sts.
Slipped Diagonal Rib
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