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Portcullis Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

This stitch is more complicated than it appears. Using only two rows it manages to create an intricate, almost woven style fabric that looks quite unique. The portcullis stitch is easy to mess up, so pay close attention to what you are doing.
Looks great in blankets, scarves, and hats.

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl
  • Row 2: K2tog, *(k1, yo, k1) in the same st, sl 1-k2tog-psso; rep from *, end (k1, yo, k1) in the same stitch, ssk

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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