The Crossed Ribs Stitch
The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then offset by the use of cable six forward/backward techniques to producing the crossing effect.
Be careful when doing the cabling, as it is a little more complicated than your standard Cable Six - as you will slip four onto the cable, knit two and then slip two stitches back onto the left-hand needle again and purl them before knitting the last two off the cable needle.
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Cast on any multiple of sixteen plus two stitches for your project.