Friday, December 28, 2012

Ornamental Stitch

Sample knit with Knit Picks Chroma Worsted on US Size 7 needles

This is an easy stitch, but you may find a crochet hook useful in pulling up the loops on the flower, or daisy.  This is a stocking stitch fabric and curls, so you may want to add some extra stitches for a border to help it lay flat.

To make the daisy:
Insert right needle into the third stitch down from the second stitch on left needle.  Draw up a loop, K2, draw up another loop from same stitch as before, K2, and draw one more loop through that same stitch.

Multiple of 10 + 8

Rows 1, 3, 5: Knit
Rows 2, 4, 6: Purl
Row 7: K2, Make daisy *K6, make daisy * repeat to last 2 sts, K2
Row 8: P2 *(P2tog, P1) twice, P2tog, P5* repeat to last 9 sts, (P2tog, P1) three times
Rows 9, 11, 13: Knit
Rows 10, 12, 14: Purl
Row 15: K7 *make daisy, K6* repeat to last st, K1
Row 16: P2 *P5, (P2tog, P1) twice, P2tog* repeat to last 6 sts, P6

Repeat these 16 rows for the pattern.

Here is the video.  I am only showing Rows 7 and 8, since most of this is stocking stitch.  Rows 15 and 16 are basically the same as those shown in the video, just off-set a bit.

Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!


Unknown said...

i own my entire knitting experience to you, you are amazing.
i was wandering if you could help me to convert it into the round?
thank you anyway!

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Check out the tutorial for converting stitch patterns to knit in the round in the tab at the top of the blog. Hope that helps!