Friday, September 8, 2017

Half Brioche Stitch



Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 6 needles


You will be working the sl1yo as one motion - be sure to watch the video for this.  If you aren't a continental knitter, the movement is a bit different.  I recommend Nancy Marchant's Craftsy class, and also be sure to check out her website.

Brioche tips: use a needle that is a size or two smaller than recommended for the weight of yarn you're using.  Wool that is not superwash, mohair or other 'grabby' fibers work best for brioche.

Even number of stitches

brk = brioche knit

Row 1: *sl1yo, k1
Row 2: *p1, brk 1

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Fancy Shell Rib

Sample knit with fingering weight yarn, US 6 needles
Multiple of 9

Row 1 (RS): p2, k1, (yo, k1) 4 times, p2
Row 2: k2, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2
Row 3: p2, k1, p1, ssk, k1, k2tog, p1, k1, p2
Row 4: k2, p1, k1, p3tog, k1, p1, k2

Repeat these four rows for the pattern

Happy Knitting!


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Flight of the Bumblebee

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn, US 6 needles
This stitch has a bit of curl to it, so depending on how you plan to use it, you may want to consider adding a border and edging to help it lay flat and neaten up the edges.

Multiple of 4 + 3

Row 1 (RS): purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: p3 *knit into second stitch below next stitch on left needle, then drop stitch from left needle, p3; repeat from *
Row 4: knit
Row 5: purl
Row 6: knit
Row 7: p1 *knit into second stitch below next stitch on left needle, then drop stitch from left needle, p3; repeat from *, end p1
Row 8: knit

Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vertical Eyelets



This is a quick and easy stitch that looks lovely in just about any weight yarn.  The above samples were knit in worsted (top) and fingering (bottom).

Since this is a stocking stitch based pattern, there will be some curling to your fabric.  Depending on how you plan to use the stitch, you may want to consider adding a border, like Garter Stitch as I have done in the top sample.  Seed Stitch would also work well.  A border will help prevent curling of the fabric.

Multiple of 5 + 3

Row 1 (RS): p3 *p2tog, yo, p3
Rows 2 and 4: knit
Row 3: p3 *yo, p2tog, p3

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Portcullis Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight on US 8 needles
Depending on how you plan to use this stitch, you may want to add one more more extra stitches at the beginning/end of each row to neaten things up, because in Row 2 you begin and end with a decrease.  There is also a slight curl to the edges.

Multiple of 4 + 1

Row 1: purl
Row 2: k2tog *(k1, yo, k1) into same stitch, sl 1-k2tog-psso; repeat from *, end last repeat with (k, yo, k1) into same stitch, ssk

Repeat these two rows for pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

3 Stitch Twist Mock Cable

Sample knit with DK weight yarn on US 6 needles

In my sample, I added 2 extra stitches, worked in garter stitch, to separate my mock cable panels.  You do not have to do this - you can just repeat the mock cable pattern as many times as you like without something separating the panels.

Play around with the spacing, making them closer or further apart.  If you want a different stitch separating your panels, and don't like garter stitch, try a true cable or simple mesh stitch.

Cast on 7 stitches (per panel)

Rows 1 and 3: (WS) k2, p3, k2
Row 2: p2, k3, p2
Row 4: p2, knit into 3rd stitch on left needle, then knit into the second stitch, and finally knit into the first stitch, dropping all three from left needle, p2

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Razor Shell - 6 Stitch Rib

Sample knit with DK weight yarn on US 6 needles

Multiple of 6 + 1

Row 1 (rs): purl
Row 2: k1 *yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k1

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tiger Eye Lace Panel

Sample knit with fingering/sock weight yarn on US 6 needles

25 Stitch Panel

Rows 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 (WS): purl all sts

Row 2: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, yo 4 times, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, yo four times, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k2

Row 3: p7, (k1, p1) twice into 4 yo from previous row, p11, (k1, p1), twice into 4 yo from previous row, p7

Row 4: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k4, (ssk, yo) twice, k2

Row 6: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, (ssk, yo) twice, k2

Row 8: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, (ssk, yo) twice, k2

Row 10: k2, yo, k2tog, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1,yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, ssk, yo, k2

Row 12: k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k3

Row 14: k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k2

Row 16: k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, k1

Repeat these 16 rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!




Sunday, January 22, 2017

2 Color Linen Stitch

Sample knit with fingering weight yarn on US 7 needles

Even number of stitches (Multiple of 2)

Stitches should be slipped purlwise

I recommend using one color to cast on, then the opposite color to begin knitting the pattern.  When binding off, use the opposite color that was used for the last row of the stitch pattern.  Doing this for the cast on/bind off will prevent a chunk of color along the edges.

You can use 2 solid colors, or switch it up by using a solid with a variegated yarn.

COLOR A:
Row 1: *K1, Sl 1 wyif*
Row 2: *P1, Sl 1 wyib*

COLOR B:
Row 1: *K1, Sl 1 wyif*
Row 2: *P1, Sl 1 wyib*

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!