Crescent Stitch

 

The Crescent Stitch is a cable stitch that is 6-row repeat and is knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2. The stitch requires a series of C3L and C3R techniques as well as rows of knits and purls. The Crescent Stitch will add uniqueness to your work that will have people wondering what type of stitch pattern you used. This gorgeous stitch is perfect for all types of knitting projects!

Crescent Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 3 sts+2

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2 and all alternate rows: purl.
Row 3: k1, *C3R; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 5: k1, *C3L; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

C3L (Cable 3 Left)
Slip next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit st from cable needle.
C3R (Cable 3 Right)
Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next st from left-hand needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle.

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