Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spider Stitch

Sample knit with Caron Simply Soft,  on US size 6 needles

I hate spiders, but I love spider stitch patterns!  I think a lacy scarf or shawlette (or whatever you like) would be beautiful in spider stitch on a lace weight yarn.  I used a heavier weight just for the sake of everyone being able to see it in the above sample.  I did a video way back of a spider stitch pattern, and being close to Halloween now, thought it was time to do another.  This is a very easy stitch to master, don't let the 'K3tog' scare you away.  If you are a tight knitter, you may want to try and knit a little more loosely than normal so you can work that part of the pattern.  Also, some of the rows begin with a YO, and since I don't have any border stitches in my sample, you get to see how to do an YO at the beginning of a row!  Aren't you excited?!?

Work on a multiple of 6 stitches, and I recommend adding a few more for a border so you have nice clean edges.  If you are just going to use this stitch within another pattern, then don't worry about adding extra stitches.  I'm partial to seed stitch borders, myself.  Moving on...

Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: Purl all stitches

Row 3: YO, K3tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1
Row 4: Purl all stitches
Row 5: YO, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K3tog
Row 6: Purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 3-6 for the pattern.

And as always, there is an accompanying video for this stitch.  I apologize if I go a little fast, I usually film outside so I get good light, but it is cold and rainy today, and my fingers were starting to go numb from the cold. I was trying to hurry so I could get back inside!

1 comment:

Aleia Kay said...

Hi, just wanted to thank you for the tutorials on stitches :) you do such a wonderful teaching job.