Sunday, December 27, 2015

Drop Stitch

Sample knit on US Size 10 needles with Sapphires-n-Purls Targhee Bulky in Mango Tango

Multiple of 3 + 2

Rows 1, 3 and 5 (WS): k2 *p1, k2; rep from *
Rows 2 and 4: p2 *k1, p2; rep from *
Row 6: p2 *drop next st off needle, unravel it 4 rows down; then insert right needle from front into the 5th stitch down, under the 4 loose strands, and knit, drawing stitch up and catching loose strands behind it, p2; rep from *

Repeat these six rows for pattern.

Happy Knitting!  
(Sorry for the poor lighting, today was rainy and the lamp doesn't have the brightest bulb!)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Twisted Stockinette Rib

Sample knit with Sapphires-n-Purls Merino DK on US Size 7 needles

Multiple of 3

Row 1 (RS): *k2tog, leaving sts on needle, k first st again, slip both from needle, k1; rep from *
Rows 2 and 4: purl
Row 3: *k1, k2tog, leaving sts on needle, k first st again, slip both from needle; rep from *

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.  This stitch will curl, so you may want to add a garter/seed stitch border depending on what you are knitting.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Double Corded Rib

Sample knit with US Size 7 Needles on Sapphires-n-Purls Merino DK Yarn

Multiple of 7 + 3

Row 1 (RS): *k3, (sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and the yo) twice, repeat from *, end row with k3
Row 2: k3 *p4, k3, repeat from *

Repeat these two rows for the pattern - video below!

Happy Knitting!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Taking a break

Hi everyone!  I will be taking a little break from the weekly videos.  I've been making a video nearly every week since 2011 - that's a lot of videos, and a lot of time taken to make those videos.  I'd like to take that time instead to spend with my family.  I'll let you know when the videos will resume.

Until then, Happy Knitting!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Italian Chain Ribbing



For my sample, I used a fingering/sock weight yarn on US size 7 needles

Multiple of 6 + 2

Row 1 (WS): k2 *p4, k2
Row 2: p2 *k2tog, yo twice, ssk, p2
Row 3: k2 *p1, p first yo, p-tbl of second yo, p1, k2
Row 4: p2 *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.  Both the front and back of this stitch is attractive, making it good for scarves or other items where the back will be seen.  You may also want to consider adding an extra stitch or two or a border to neaten up the edges, depending on how you use the stitch.

Happy Knitting!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Rolling Pleats

Multiple of 2 + 1

Row 1: k1, p1
Row 2: p1, k1
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9:  k1, sl 1 wyif
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10: p1, sl 1 wyib

Repeat these 10 rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Lacy Grille Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight silk on US 8 needles

Multiple of 2 + 1

Row 1: (RS) *k2tog, yo, repeat from * and knit last stitch
Rows 2 and 4: purl
Row 3: k1 *yo, sl 1, k1, psso   (stitches are slipped knitwise)

Depending on how you use the stitch, you may want to add at least one extra stitch on each side for a neater edge.

Happy Knitting!