Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vertical Eyelets

This is a quick and easy stitch that looks lovely in just about any weight yarn.  The above samples were knit in worsted (top) and fingering (bottom).

Since this is a stocking stitch based pattern, there will be some curling to your fabric.  Depending on how you plan to use the stitch, you may want to consider adding a border, like Garter Stitch as I have done in the top sample.  Seed Stitch would also work well.  A border will help prevent curling of the fabric.

Multiple of 5 + 3

Row 1 (RS): p3 *p2tog, yo, p3
Rows 2 and 4: knit
Row 3: p3 *yo, p2tog, p3

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Portcullis Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight on US 8 needles
Depending on how you plan to use this stitch, you may want to add one more more extra stitches at the beginning/end of each row to neaten things up, because in Row 2 you begin and end with a decrease.  There is also a slight curl to the edges.

Multiple of 4 + 1

Row 1: purl
Row 2: k2tog *(k1, yo, k1) into same stitch, sl 1-k2tog-psso; repeat from *, end last repeat with (k, yo, k1) into same stitch, ssk

Repeat these two rows for pattern.

Happy Knitting!