Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sheaves of Wheat

Sample knit with Auracania Azapa on US Size 10 needles

This stitch was requested by one of my YouTube Knit Friends

This stitch definitely looks much better with a border - I used a Seed Stitch border on the sample, but I think a Garter Stitch border may look better.  Maybe an eyelet border would be nice.  Whatever suits your taste.

Work on a multiple of 6 +1

To make the Wrap:  Insert right needle between the 4th and 5th stitches on left needle.  Pull yarn through between stitches.  Knit 4, then pick up the loop from right needle with left needle and pass it over the 4 stitches just knit.  It may take some practice to get the tension on the loop just right.  Too long, and the wrap will be loose.  Not long enough, and the wrap will be too tight.  It isn't as hard as it sounds - the video below shows how the wrap is made. 

Row 1: *K4, P2*, Repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 2: P1, *K2, P4*
Row 3: *Make Wrap, P2*, Repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 4: P1, *K2, P4*
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K1, *P2, K4*
Row 8: *P4, K2*, Repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 9: K1, *P2, Make Wrap*
Row 10: *P4, K2*, Repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Purl

Repeat these 12 rows for pattern

Here is the video.  I just show how to make the wraps - the entire pattern is not demonstrated

Happy Knitting and Enjoy!


Unknown said...

LOVE this stitch! :D

Kate said...

I vote for you to show Entralac next!

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Entrelac is on my long list of tutorials :0)