When working crossed stitches, one stitch or a group
of stitches are worked after the next stitch or group.
One thing to keep in mind is that crossed stitches make
a denser fabric because it increases the yarn tension.
This will effect your gauge. Good looming habits are a
must with crossed stitches. If you do not wrap
loosely, you will find it next to impossible to move
the stitches. There are some tricks to help you but
you should not rely on these alone.
There are two basic types of crossed stitches: the
cross stitch and the cable stitch.
How Many Stitches Involved
Two Groups of Stitches
How crossing works, depends upon whether you are
knitting circular or flat and for flat, which direction
you are knitting. In needle knitting, the first stitch
always stays back for a right cross and it stays front
for a left cross. Use the charts below to determine
which stitches stay in front and which stay in back
when working on the loom. If you setup your stitches
before knitting off the row, you can just memorize the
sequence for circular knitting and always setup the
rows from the right to the left. Because some people
prefer to setup the rows in the same manner that you
knit it, both information is provided.
Remember that you knit from right to left around
the loom (clockwise).
Crossed Stitches in Circular
Remember that you knit from right to left for
odd rows and then from left to right for even rows.
Note: Setting it up, Front is on the bottom
and Back is on the top.