Saturday, March 26, 2011

Colored Tweed Stitch

This week we are going to do a little bit of color work.  If you have never worked with more than one color at a time before, don't worry.  It isn't hard, just takes a little getting used to having an extra strand of yarn hanging around.  This stitch makes a nice, dense fabric which I like to use for wash cloths.  Of course, you can use it for anything you like.

Work with an even number of stitches

Note: All slipped stitches are slipped with the yarn held on the right side of your work

(Right Side) Row 1, Color A: *Knit 1, Slip 1 as if to purl*, to last two stitches.  End row with Knit 2

(Wrong Side) Row 2, Color A: *Purl 1, Slip 1*, to last two stitches.  End row with Purl 2

Row 3: Change to Color B - repeat Row 1

Row 4: Still using Color B - repeat Row 2

Repeat these two rows for pattern 

I can't find a video for this stitch, and can't imagine why I didn't do one.  Two Color Tweed Stitch is very similar to this one, you may find it useful to watch.


Bev LeDoux said...

Is there a video to this stitch? I would love to do something in this stitch. Could you show us, Please?


CindyPsych said...

This is lovely. It's so flat on one side and has a sturdy feel so I keep thinking it would make a beautiful jacket. Thank you.

Chantal said...

Thank you for your good explanation. I am Flemish. I was looking for days to make that stitch. I didn't understand the french neither the dutch explanations. Now, with help from a website with translations, "I did it". Finally I can complete the blouse of my granddaughter.