Friday, January 10, 2014

Birds Eye

Sample knit with Sapphires-n-Purls Merino Silk Elegance on Knit Picks Caspian needles, US Size 7

Multiple of 4

Row 1 (WS): *k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog
Row 2: *k1, (k1, p1) into yo from previous row, k1
Row 3: k2 *k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog* end k2
Row 4: k2 *k1, (k1, p1) into yo from previous row, k1* end k2

Repeat these four rows for pattern.

Happy Knitting!


mossyo said...

First of all, thanks so much for your fantastic instructions and demonstrations. I've learned a lot from you.

Secondly, I'm wondering whether you've converted Bird's Eye from flat to in-the-round. I was looking at your instructions on how to do it, and felt pretty confident on rows/rounds 1 & 2, but when I got to 3, those k2s threw me off. Any advice?

Thanks so much!

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

I can't test this in the round at the moment, but I am thinking you will still have to work the first two sts of round 3 in order to keep the eyelets staggered and eliminate it at the end. Get rid of it at the beginning of round 4, keep the two sts at the end. Round one might need some fiddling, if you have the same sts at the beginning and end of the round, it will create a funny spot.

mossyo said...

Thank you! I'll have to give it a whirl!

Unknown said...

I worked out the instructions in the round, since I kept wondering at it, finding this post and no one else having formally worked it out, and I want to make a tam body out of it.

It turns out pretty simple, once it's realized that the k2 instructions at either end of Row 3 have the goal of shifting everything by 2 and not wanting to start and end with yarn overs.

For anyone having these same thoughts, here's what I got that should make it seamless and preserves purling into the second consecutive yarn over in the chain on the last round:

Round 1: *P2tog, [yo] twice, p2tog, repeat from *.
Round 2: *K2, p1, k1, repeat from *.
Round 3: *Yo, [p2tog] twice, yo, repeat from *.
Round 4: *P1, k3, repeat from *.

(Now for me, the hard part: working out decreases that don't involve a big solid disc at the top center of my hat!)

Unknown said...

And of course, I forgot to post the stitch map I created for those like me who like visuals.

CassyM said...

It is such a pleasure to see a video using the Continental technique. And also one with a demonstrator who isn't knitting 90 miles an hour so that the viewer can't follow the instructions. Thank you so much for that.

I am really excited about making this pattern.

Unknown said...

Thanks for this stitch and all of the others! :) I love them and I agree, your videos are very easy to follow! I think this stitch would make a great body for a shopping bag! I'm definitely going to give it a try! :) maybe in two flat prices though as I'm pretty silly with in-the-round projects still! Hehe