Saturday, October 27, 2012

Risotto Stitch

Sample knit with Rowan Cocoon, US Size 7 needles
I love this stitch!  The yarn I used for the sample made a bit of a dense fabric, but I wonder how this would work on a lighter weight yarn.  I might play around with this and see how it looks in some fingering weight yarn - namely, the Swans Island that I got recently!  Maybe for a spring wrap or shawl.  I did find this stitch to be a bit labor intensive on the hands, so my project might be a shawlette instead of a full sized shawl.  

For the most part, you will be working with two stitches at a time.  You will be purling them together, then knitting the same two stitches together before dropping them from the left needle.  Don't worry, it isn't hard to do!  If you've never worked stitches this way before, it may take a little practice to get it down.

Multiple of 2

Rows 1, 3, 5: (RS) Knit
Row 2: *P2tog, leaving sts on left needle, move yarn to back, K same 2 sts together*
Row 4: P1 *P2tog, leaving sts on left needle, move yarn to back and K same 2 sts together* repeat from * to last st, P1

Repeat from Row 2 for pattern.

Here is the video.  Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!


1 comment:

Elvia said...

Hi!, are the same rissoto and rossete stitchs?