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How to knit the embossed check stitch

If you’re looking for a knit stitch that adds texture and guarantees chunkiness then you’ve come to the right blog! As a matter of fact, today we’re going to learn how to knit the embossed check stitch. Ideal for making a sweater that keeps you warm even in the freezing cold. The yarn we’ve chosen for the embossed check stitch is Cyrcus in the colour Tenderness. This yarn is in baby alpaca and merino wool with specks of contrasting colours making it really unique. In the collection there are as many as 14 different colours.

Tutorial to knit the embossed check stitch

Cyrcus yarn col. Tenderness 100 g / 3.5 oz
Knitting needle n° 8 EU / 11 US

Cyrcus - 100 g
1 pc. € 12,18
Piuma - 100 g - The Classics Collection
1 pc. € 7,98
Cyrcus - 100 g
1 pc. € 12,18



It’s done on a number of stitches in multiples of 6+3.

Row 1 and 7: *knit 3 and purl 3*, always repeat from * to *, knit 3 to finish off

row 2 and 8: purl 3, * knit 3 and purl 3*, always repeat from * to *

row 3 and 5: knit 3 and slip 3 purlwise TO (slip 3 purlwise without working them, keeping the thread at the front of the work)*, always repeat from * to *, knit 3

row 4 and 6: purl 3, *slip 3 purlwise TO and purl 3*, always repeat from * to *

row 9: repeat from the first row.

Repeat from * to * for all the row and finish off with the stitches that come after the second asterisk.

If you liked knitting the Embossed check stitch then we suggest reading how to knit the rectangular garter stitch too.