Saturday, December 17, 2011

Knotted Open Work and Open Star Stitch

Open Star Stitch, Lily Sugar n Cream, US Size 6 needles
Knotted Open Work, Lily Sugar n Cream, US Size 6 needles

Knotted Open Work was a requested stitch, and when I was looking through my stitch books to see if it was known by another name, I found Open Star Stitch.  They are almost identical, except that Open Star Stitch is more knotty and textured.  

Both are worked on a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 3

Open Star Stitch:

Row 1: (Wrong Side) K2, *YO, K3 - then pass the first stitch over the second and third sts*  Repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 2: Knit all stitches
Row 3: K1, *K3 - then pass the first stitch over the second and third sts, YO* Repeat from * to last two stitches, K2
Row 4: Knit all stitches
Repeat these 4 Rows for pattern


Knotted Open Work:

Row 1: (Right Side) K2, *YO, K3 - then pass the first stitch over the second and third sts*  Repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 2: Purl all stitches
Row 3: K1, *K3 - then pass the first stitch over the second and third sts, YO* Repeat from * to last two stitches, K2
Row 4: Purl all stitches
Repeat these 4 Rows for pattern


Here is a video with both stitches.  Enjoy!


  

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thank you for the video tutorial! Found you through a Google search for the open star stitch...just what I was looking for!

Well done!

Lisa :)