Friday, February 17, 2012

Turkish Stitch

Sample knit with Royal Bamboo from Plymouth Yarn on US Size 7 square needles

This weeks stitch pattern is short, sweet and to the point.  This would make a great spring or summer scarf, or even a shawl or wrap, maybe a beach coverup. 

The pattern suggests an extra stitch on each edge for "continuity".  My sample was knit with the suggested extra stitch on each edge; the edges were very sloppy for my taste.  Depending on what you are knitting, you will probably want to add a more substantial border. 

YO = Yarn over
K-wise = Insert right needle into next stitch as if to knit, but don't work the stitch, just slip off left needle
PSSO = Pass the slipped stitch over the one just knit

Cast on any even number  (plus desired number of edge stitches, which are not included in the instructions below)

*YO, Slip 1 K-wise, K1, PSSO*

That's it.  You will repeat this for both sides of the fabric.  

And here is the video.  Happy Knitting and Enjoy!


avidreader said...

Yeah - I have just found the ideal gift to send to an overseas friend - a summer scarf in this stitch- maybe with a small border, maybe not. I'll try both.
P.S. I love to watch your samples - you hold the yarn the way I do, which I find is fairly rare.
thanks - drora.

Dani Remi said...

Thank you for the video & insight! How would you translate this pattern to knit it in the round on circular needles?