Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lace Stripes

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 8 needles

Note: In Row 1, a double yarn over is made.  When you get to the double yo in Row 2, treat each wrap as a stitch; the first wrap is knit, and the second wrap is purled.

Multiple of 6 + 2

Row 1: p2 *k2tog, (yo) twice, skpo, p2
Row 2: k2 *p1, k1, p2, k2
Row 3: p2 *k4, p2
Row 4: k2 *p4, k2

Repeat these four rows for pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cluster Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight wool on US 8 needles
You can vary the look of the clusters by wrapping more times for larger clusters, and fewer times for smaller clusters.  You can also wrap the yarn tightly or loose to change the look of the clusters.

To make clusters: k3, slip those 3 sts from right needle onto a cable or DPN (should be same size as needle used in project or smaller - a larger DPN can stretch your stitches); wrap working yarn counterclockwise around stitches six times, then slip those three stitches back to right needle.

Row 1 and all WS rows: purl
Row 2: knit
Row 4: k4 *cluster, k3; rep from *, end k1
Row 6: knit
Row 8: k1 *cluster, k3; rep from *, end cluster, k1

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern.

Happy Knitting!