More to explore:
Crossing stitches: one way to avoid a hole on a vertical opening in knitwear - from TECHknitting blog
cross stitches in the row before a separation (like heel flaps, sleeve openings, vertical pocket slits) to avoid stretching into holes
Brioche stitch, a pretty way to knit stripes without constantly changing colors.
Crossing stitches to avoid holes - tutorial from TECHknitting blog
TECHknitting: Three decreases-- *knit 2 together *slip, slip, knit *3 stitch decrease
Waistcoat Stitch - download the whole PDF book here: babel.hathitrust....
This lady shares her 30 year experience of tricks and hints
Crossing Stitches on Knit gloves to avoid holes between the fingers. Also good at tip of a V-neck and when you place an isolated cable motif that has a start and stop (instead of being a straight column all the way up and down).
When increasing twist first stitch to avoid hole on increase
Crossing stitches on gloves to avoid the little holes between the fingers.
Button hole stitch around moth holes - soooooo smart ;-) I'm happy to live with no moth around, but it someday they attack my closet, I'll use this advice!
Love this technique!