How to knit the Chunky Braid stitch

from Annalisa Chelli - 19 October 2019

Annalisa Chelli

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Calling all knitting addicts, ready to learn a new knit stitch? Today’s one is a classic knit stitch called the Chunky Braid stitch. You can use it to make a blanket, a sweater or a poncho.

Pattern: how to knit the chunky braid stitch

We’ve chosen our Vintage yarn colour. Chocolate for the knitted Chunky Braid stitch. A light cotton and alpaca yarn with a delicate mélange effect.

Chunky braid stitch pattern

How to knit the Chunky Braid stitch

It’s done on 15 stitches

1st -5th row: knit

2nd row and all the even rows: purl

3rd row: knit 3, knit 6 left cross stitches (leave 3 stitches hanging at the front, knit 3, knit the hanging stitches), knit 6 left cross stitches.

7th row: knit 6 right cross stitches (leave 3 stitches hanging at the back, knit 3, knit the hanging stitches), knit 6 right cross stitches, knit 3.

9th row: repeat from the 1st row.

Purl all stitches in the even rows not indicated on the pattern.

chunky braid knit stitch

If you liked having a go at the chunky braid stitch you might like the Shell stitch too.

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