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!