Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lacy Rib

Sample knit with fingering weight yarn on US size 5 needles

Multiple of 5 + 2

Row 1 (ws): k2 *p3, k2
Row 2: p2 *k1, yo, ssk, p2
Row 3: k2 *p3, k2
Row 4: p2 *k2tog, yo, k1, p2

Repeat these four rows for the pattern. 

The edges do curl, so depending on how you plan to use the stitch, you may want to consider adding a border to tame the curl. 

Happy Knitting!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Half Brioche Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 6 needles

You will be working the sl1yo as one motion - be sure to watch the video for this.  If you aren't a continental knitter, the movement is a bit different.  I recommend Nancy Marchant's Craftsy class, and also be sure to check out her website.

Brioche tips: use a needle that is a size or two smaller than recommended for the weight of yarn you're using.  Wool that is not superwash, mohair or other 'grabby' fibers work best for brioche.

Even number of stitches

brk = brioche knit

Row 1: *sl1yo, k1
Row 2: *p1, brk 1

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!