Celtic Plait Stitch

 

Celtic Plait stitch is a knitting stitch pattern that requires both twists and cables. This pattern is more advanced than most other stitches at Purl Avenue but once finished, it is absolutely gorgeous. The Celtic Plait stitch resembles designs most commonly used in the Celtic design work, hence the name.  This stitch pattern was used in my Celtic Plait Coffee Cup Sleeve.

 

Celtic Plait Stitch

Pattern

Skill: experienced
Multiple of 24 sts

ROW 1 (RS): P2, C4B, (P4, C4B) twice, P2.
ROW 2: K2, P4, (K4, P4) twice, K2.
ROW 3: P1, T3B, (T4F, T4B) twice, T3F, P1.
ROW 4: K1, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K1.
ROW 5: T3B, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3F.
ROW 6: P2, K4, (P4, K4) twice, P2.
ROW 7: K2, P3, T3B, T4F, T4B, T3F, P3, K2.
ROW 8: (P2, K3) twice, P4, (K3, P2) twice.
ROW 9: (K2, P3) twice, C4B, (P3, K2) twice.
ROW 10: repeat ROW 8.
ROW 11: K2, P3, T3F, T4B, T4F, T3B, P3, K2.
ROW 12: repeat ROW 6.
ROW 13: T3F, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3B.
ROW 14: repeat ROW 4.
ROW 15: P1, T3F, (T4B, T4F) twice, T3B, P1.
ROW 16: repeat ROW 2.

Repeat ROWS 1-16.

Note: more information on twists and cables techniques can be viewed here.

From the Knitter’s Gallery:

Celtic Plait Coffee Cup Sleeve by KathleenBlass

Celtic Plait Coffee Cup Sleeve by @KathleenBlass via Ravelry

 

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