Monday, November 14, 2011

Back to working on my stitch pattern library

It's been a couple of busy weeks for me and I know I've been neglecting my stitch pattern library. Frankly speaking I've been missing it a lot. Finding interesting stitch patterns is so much fun. My favorite part is swatching. It's like unwrapping a present when you don't know exactly what's inside. The stitch patterns I add to the library do not always have photos. Sometimes it's just a chart or a written instruction and it's difficult to say how it will look like.

Here's a stitch pattern I added today. It looked somewhat gloomy on the original picture, but it turned out pretty in Orchid and Lilac combination.

Right side of the pattern

Wrong side of the pattern


So, cast on a multiple of 5 stitches. Add 2 more selvage stitches if you want to make a nice-looking edge.
Row 1 (right side) Color A: *knit 4 sts, slip 1 stitch knitwise with yarn behind the work*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 2 and every wrong side row: work sts as they present themselves and don’t change color.
Row 3 (right side) Color B: *knit 1 st, slip 1 stitch knitwise with yarn behind the work, make a 3 stitches right cable (slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold them to the back of the work, knit 1 stitch, return the slipped stitches to the left needle and knit them)*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 5 (right side) Color A: *knit 1 st, make a 3 stitches left cable (slip 1 stitch to a cable needle and hold it to the front of the work, knit 2 stitches, return the slipped stitch to the left needle and knit it), slip 1 stitch knitwise with yarn behind the work*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Repeat rows 3-6 as necessary for completing your project.
You can also work according to the chart available at http://www.knitca.com/slipstitch8. Pattern repeat is marked by red frame.


Happy knitting!



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