Friday, March 1, 2013

Spine Stitch

Sample knit with Malabrigo worsted on US Size 10 needles

I promise, you can do this one!  You may just need a little practice first.  Please do not skip over this stitch if it seems confusing or hard.  It really isn't!  And it make such a pretty fabric!

  
Work on a multiple of 4

C2B = Cross two back: Knit second stitch on left needle through the back loop, then knit first stitch through the back loop, drop both from left needle 

C2F = Cross two front: Knit second stitch on left needle through the front loop, then knit first stitch through the front loop, drop both from left needle

Row 1: (RS) *C2B, C2F*
Row 2: Purl

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.



6 comments:

mary said...

Other than a blanket or a scarf, what could you use this stitch for?? would it be good for a sweater? ribbing on a sweater? etc.
It wasn't that difficult to do at all.
thanks, Sylvia

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You can use it for anything you want.

allmylambs said...

Are you left handed? I have never seen anyone who held the yarn with there left hand to do all the stitches. So i'm wondering to do this stitch do you have to hold the yarn in your left hand?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

No, I am not left handed. Holding the working yarn in the left hand is known as the continental method. Many people knit this way; it's generally faster than the throwing/English style.

Julia Hempstead said...

What about doing this stitch in the round ?

ceegee said...

I love this stitch messed up on two. Easy to follow true to pattern.

Thanks