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