Monday, November 28, 2016

Vandyke Lace

Sample knit with sport weight yarn on US 10 needles

Multiple of 3

Row 1 (RS): *k1, (yo) twice, k2tog
Rows 2 and 4: purl, treating each double yarn over as a single stitch (purl first yo, then drop it and the second yo off left needle)
Row 3: *k2tog, (yo) twice, k1

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Double Stockinette

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 10 needles

Multiple of 2

Setup: k1, sl 1 wyif

All subsequent rows: knit the slipped stitches from previous row, slip the knit stitches wyif

This is a handy technique for making a reversible, cushy fabric that has stockinette on both sides, along with a neat and tidy edge.  Use this technique to make a seamless, cozy scarf, or a potholder/hotpad.

I think the best way to bind off is in pattern (shown in the video); if you just knit all stitches for the bind off, the stitches become elongated and look funny in comparison to the rest of the fabric.  Binding off in pattern will create a seamless end to the fabric.  Do knit the last stitch rather than slipping it so that you can pull the tail through to weave in the end.

Happy Knitting!