Monday, September 19, 2011

Wrapped Stitch

Right Side
Wrapped Stitch is a beautiful stitch that is easier than it looks.  Worked over only two rows, this stitch pattern is also easy to remember.  The sample above was worked on 14 stitches in Araucania Azapa on size US 10.5 needles.

Work with a multiple of 2 stitches, plus 2
Row 1:  Purl all stitches (Wrong side)
Row 2: Knit 1 *YO, K 2, Pass the YO over the two stitches just knit*  Repeat from * to last stitch, K 1

Repeat these two rows for pattern.

As I always say, don't forget to check out the back of your fabric.  I happen to love the knubby texture on the back of this fabric.  If I made a scarf or dish cloth using this stitch, I would consider it reversible because I like the appearance of the wrong side.  But to each his (or her) own!  Here is what the back side looks like:

Wrong Side

And here is a video for this stitch - I only demonstrate Row 2, I'm sure you all know how to purl :0)


redpotato said...

Hi again, I may be wrong, but isn't this stitch the same as the bamboo stitch? o.o

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

This was asked on the video as well. Here is the answer:

Yes, this is basically the same thing, except the bamboo stitch pattern I have has the purl row as the 2nd row, and the '+2' is omitted from the stitch number.

redpotato said...

Oh, I see :) Thank you for the clarification :)

Unknown said...

I loved how this looked. Would this look nice for a baby blanket as well? How would you recommend I do the edges if I try this?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

If you like the stitch, then you can use it for anything you want, even a baby blanket. You can do a garter stitch border, or seed stitch might be nice. Seed Stitch is the border I usually go for. I have a video on that coming soon, and I already have one up for garter stitch border. I'd love to see your blanket when it is done!