Monday, February 12, 2018

Little Tail Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn, US size 6 needles

Since this is stockinette based, the edges do curl; depending on how you plan to use the stitch, you may want to consider adding a border to help it lay flat.  You may also know this stitch as Cocoon Stitch.

Multiple of 6 + 3

MT = make tail  --- to make the tail:
  • k1, turn work
  • using the knitted cast on, cast on 5 sts, then bind off the same 5 sts
  • wyif, slip first st on right needle back to left needle, turn work

Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: *k1, MT, k4; rep from* to last 3 sts, k1, MT, k1
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl
Row 7: *k4, MT, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 8: purl

Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Rows of Jewels

Sample knit with fingering/sock weight yarn on US 4 needles

The sides of this do curl a bit, so you may want to consider adding a border depending on how you plan to use the stitch.

Multiple of 4 + 3


Row 1 (RS): p3 *(kf,kb,kf) into next stitch, p3
Row 2: k3 *p3, k3
Row 3: p3 *k3tog, p3
Row 4: knit all sts

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!