|Sample knit with Patons Angora Bamboo on US 7 needles|
This weeks stitch comes from My Knitting Book, by Miss Lambert, which was published in 1845. There is no real name for this stitch. The book simply calls it "A pretty stitch for a purse". Good enough for me! This stitch does look awfully familiar to me though. I briefly went through a few of my stitch books and posts on this blog, but couldn't find it. It's possible I am wrong, but I could swear I know this stitch! Perhaps there is a similar stitch I am thinking of, not this particular one. If anyone recognizes this stitch, please let me know. I am curious to see if this has a name in some other book.
UPDATE 11/5: jessontube1 has found the stitch! It is pebble stitch, which I posted back on May 4, 2011. Sorry for the duplicate, all. I will try to get another one up tomorrow - one that I haven't posted already! **Second Update 11/6: I happened to come across a very similar stitch in The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns, but called Knotted Stitch.
This is a very simple and pretty stitch, useful for many other items besides a purse :0)
Cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: Knit (You will only work Row 1 once, it is not included in the repeat)
Row 2: Knit 1 *K2tog* Knit last stitch
Row 3: *Knit 1, Make one by knitting into the bar between the stitch you just knit and the next stitch on your left needle* Knit two. (When you come to the last two stitches, you will not knit the bar between them. If you do, this will give you an unnecessary extra stitch)
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Purl
Repeat from Row 2 for pattern.
And of course, here is the video. Enjoy!