Friday, October 25, 2013

Swedish Weave

Sample knit with US Siz 6 needles, fingering weight yarn (I dyed myself)

You will be working with two yarns here - the second yarn will never be on the needles.  You will only be passing it back and forth between the needles, weaving it over and under the stitches that are being knit with the first yarn.

I think this would look fantastic with a self striping yarn as the main color, and a solid for the second color.  Or the other way around.   Try using more than one color for the weaving yarn.  So many possibilities with this one!

This is just stocking stitch, so you only need to know how to knit and purl.

Some tips (shown in the video):

  • To join the second color, purl the last stitch of the set up row with both yarns.
  • When binding off, knit the first bind off stitch with both yarns to lock the second yarn in place.
  • Make sure the second yarn crosses over the top of the working yarn when turning the work to knit the next row, so that it is locked in place at the edge.
  • Keep the second yarn loose so that it has room to stretch with the rest of the fabric.

Worked on an odd number of stitches

With A, cast on and purl one row - joining color B as noted above

Row 1 (RS): k1 with A, passing B strand across front of work *pass B strand to back between needles and knit next st with A; pass B strand to front between needles and knit next st with A.  Rep from *

Row 2: p1 with A and bring B strand around edge to pass in front of work *pass B strand to back between needles and purl next st with A; pass B strand to front between needles and purl next st with A.  Rep from *

The cowl pattern I mention in the video is free on Ravelry, it is called Peppermint Candy Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis.  

Repeat these two rows for pattern.  Here is the video.  Happy Knitting!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rank and File Stitch

Sample knit with my Alpaca Cloud Yarn on Knitters Pride Dreamz

Even number of stitches

Row 1: (RS) k
Row 2: k1 *sl 2 wyif, move yarn to the back, sl same sts back to left needle and k* end k1
Row 3: k1 *p1, sl 1 wyib* end k1
Row 4: k1 *sl 1 wyif, k1* end k1

Repeat these four rows for pattern.

If you like the yarn used in this video, you can purchase it HERE.  It is a 4 Ply, 100% Alpaca DK weight yarn available in two colors, Bluebell and Berries and Cream.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Belt Welt

Sample knit with Malabrigo Worsted on Nova Cubics Size 6

Multiple of 6 + 2

Rows 1 and 3: Knit
Rows 2 and 4: Purl
Rows 5 and 7: K2 *P4, K2*
Rows 6 and 8: P2 *K4, P2*

Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fancy Moss Stitch Rib

Sample knit with Plymouth Mushishi on US Size 8 Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles

Another simple rib stitch that looks great on both sides.

Multiple of 6 + 4

Row 1: (WS) *P5, K1*  to last four stitches, P4
Row 2: K4 *K1, P1, K4*

Repeat these two rows for the pattern