Monday, November 28, 2016

Vandyke Lace

Sample knit with sport weight yarn on US 10 needles

Multiple of 3

Row 1 (RS): *k1, (yo) twice, k2tog
Rows 2 and 4: purl, treating each double yarn over as a single stitch (purl first yo, then drop it and the second yo off left needle)
Row 3: *k2tog, (yo) twice, k1

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Double Stockinette

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 10 needles

Multiple of 2

Setup: k1, sl 1 wyif

All subsequent rows: knit the slipped stitches from previous row, slip the knit stitches wyif

This is a handy technique for making a reversible, cushy fabric that has stockinette on both sides, along with a neat and tidy edge.  Use this technique to make a seamless, cozy scarf, or a potholder/hotpad.

I think the best way to bind off is in pattern (shown in the video); if you just knit all stitches for the bind off, the stitches become elongated and look funny in comparison to the rest of the fabric.  Binding off in pattern will create a seamless end to the fabric.  Do knit the last stitch rather than slipping it so that you can pull the tail through to weave in the end.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Garter Stitch Lace Ladder

Sample knit with fingering weight on US 6 needles

Multiple of 4

Row 1(RS): *k2tog, (yo)2, ssk
Row 2: *k1, (k1, p1) into double yo, k1

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!