How to Knit the Wickerwork Stitch

Learn how to master the gorgeous wickerwork stitch in this step-by-step tutorial

Whether or not you decide to use this tutorial to make the adorable Wickerwork Hat & Pullover baby set, it’s a stitch you’ll want to have in your knitting arsenal. Its criss-cross pattern creates a visually intriguing swatch that’s rich with texture and ideal for a variety of knit projects. Let’s get ready to learn it!

Whether or not you decide to use this tutorial to make the adorable Wickerwork Hat & Pullover baby set, it’s a stitch you’ll want to have in your knitting arsenal. Its criss-cross pattern creates a visually intriguing swatch that’s rich with texture and ideal for a variety of knit projects. Let’s get ready to learn it!

Wickerwork Pattern in the round (multiple of 6 sts)

Rnds 1-2: *P1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnds 3-4: *Sl3wyif, p1, k1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnds 5-6: *P1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnds 7-8: *P1, k1, p1, sl3wyif; rep from * around.

This is what a finished swatch looks like in this stitch.

 

Wickerwork Pattern worked flat with selvage edge (multiple of 6 sts +2)

Rnd 1. Sl1 wyif, *p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 2. Sl1 wyif, *k1, p1, k2, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 3. Sl1 wyif, *sl3wyif, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 4. Sl1 wyif, *sl3wyib, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 5. Sl1 wyif, *p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 6. Sl1 wyif, *k1, p1, k2, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 7. Sl1 wyif, *p1, k1, p1, sl3wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 8. Sl1 wyif, *k1, p1, k1, sl3wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

 

This is what a finished swatch looks like in this stitch.

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