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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Lace Triangle Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is:  Lace Triangle Stitch.




 It's great for  sweaters, throws, blankets, shawls, scarves etc. worked in multiples of 11 stitches plus 5 stitches. 

Instructions :

Row 1: *k2, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1,* k5
Row 2 and all alternate rows: purl
Row 3: *k3, (k2tog, m1) 3 times, k2,* k 5
Row 5: *k4, (k2tog, m1) 2 times, k3,* k5
Row 7: *k5, (k2tog, m1) 1 times, k4,* k5
Row 9: k5, *k2, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1*
Row 11: k5, *k3, (k2tog, m1) 3 times, k2*
Row 13: k5, *k4, (k2tog, m1) 2 times, k3*
Row 15: k5, *k5, (k2tog, m1) 1 times, k4*
Row 16: purl
 Repeat rows 1-16
m1 = Make 1 stitch with a yarn over.
k2tog = Knit two stitches together.

Difficulty level: EASY

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Acorn Lattice Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Acorn Lattice Stitch.




It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws, shawls etc. worked in multiples of 14 stitches plus 15.

Instructions :

Row: 1 (Right side) k7 * k5, sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k3, 2 from dpn, k4 repeat from * ending k8
Row: 2 p3, k4 * k4, p5, k5 repeat from * ending k5, p3
Row: 3 k1, yo, k5 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo, k1
Row: 4 p4, k4 * k3, p7, k4 repeat from * ending k3, p4
Row: 5 k2, yo, k4 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k2
Row: 6 p5, k3 * k2, p9, k3 repeat from * ending k2, p5
Row: 7 k3, yo, k3 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k5, yo, k3 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k3
Row: 8 p6, k2 * k1, p11, k2 repeat from * ending p1, k6
Row: 9 k4, yo, k2 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k4
Row: 10 k5, p3 * p2, k9, p3 repeat from * ending p2, k5
Row: 11 k5, slip 2 to dpn * slip 3rd stitch to dpn and hold in front, k2, k3 from dpn, k9, slip 2 to dpn repeat from * ending slip 3rd stitch to dpn and hold in front, k2, k3 from dpn, k5
Row: 12 k5, p3 * p2, k9, p3 repeat from * ending p2, k5
Row: 13 k2-tog, k5, yo * k1, yo, k5, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo repeat from * ending k1, yo, k5, ssk
Row: 14 k4, p4 * p3, k7, p4 repeat from * ending p3, k4
Row: 15 k2-tog, k4, yo, k1 * k2, yo, k4, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k1 repeat from * ending k2, yo, k4, ssk
Row: 16 k3, p5 * p4, k5, p5 repeat from * ending p4, k3
Row: 17 k2-tog, k3, yo, k2 * k3, yo, k3, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k2 repeat from * ending k3, yo, k3, ssk
Row: 18 k2, p6 * p5, k3, p6 repeat from * ending p5, k2
Row: 19 k2-tog, k2, yo, k3 * k4, yo, k2, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k3 repeat from * ending k4, yo, k2, ssk
Row: 20 p3, k5 * k4, p5, k5 repeat from * ending k4, p3

Repeat rows 1 - 20


ssk = slip, slip, knit

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Zig Zag Eyelet Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Zig Zag Eyelet Stitch.








 It's great for baby blankets, throws,  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 9 stitches . 

Instructions:
Row 1 (right side): K4, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 5 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k3.
Row 2 and every alt row: Purl.
Row 3: K5, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 4 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k2.
Row 5: K6, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 3 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 7: *K7, yf, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to end.
Row 9: K3, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yf, k4.
Row 11: K2, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2tog, yf, k5.
Row 13: K1, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 8 sts, k2tog, yf, k6.
Row 15: *K2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to end.
Row 16: Purl.

Rep these 16 rows.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Stitch: Horseshoe Lace Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Horseshoe Lace Stitch.




 It's great for  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 10 stitches plus 1 stitch. 

Instructions :

Row 1: k1, *yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1*
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k1 *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2
Row 5: k1 *k2, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3*
Row 7: k1 * k3, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso,, yo, k4*
Repeat rows 1- 8 to make up lace pattern.

yo = yarn over
sl = slip a stitch without working it from the left needle to the right one
psso = pass the slipped stitch over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

Difficulty level: EASY

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday Stitch: Chandelier Lace Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Chandelier Lace Stitch.




It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws etc. worked in multiples of  8 stitches plus 1.

Instructions :

Row 1 (RS) K1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end. 
Row 2 and all WS rows Purl. 
Row 3 K1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. 
Row 5 [K2tog, yo] twice, *k1, yo, ssk, yo, S2KP, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, end k1, [yo, ssk] twice. 
Row 7 K1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. 
Row 9 K2tog, yo, *k5, yo, S2KP, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, end k5, yo, ssk. 
Rows 11–19 Rep rows 1–9. 
Rows 21, 23 and 25 K1, *yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end. 
Row 26 Purl. 
Rep rows 1–26.


s2kp = slip 2 tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over
sk2p=Slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over
ssk = slip, slip, knit

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday Stitch:Crossroads Cable Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Crossroads Cable Stitch.




 It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws etc. worked over  23 stitches.

Instructions :

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 (RS) K3, [p1, k3] 5 times.
Row 2 and all WS rows [P3, k1] 5 times, p3.
Rows 13 and 29 [K3, p1] twice, 7-st RPC, [p1, k3] twice.
Rows 15, 19, 23 and 27 K3, [p1, k3] 5 times.
Rows 17 and 25 K3, p1, [7-st LPC, p1] twice, k3.
Row 21 7-st RPC, [p1, 7-st RPC] twice.
Row 30 [P3, k1] 5 times, p3.
Rep rows 1-30.


7-st RPC Sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold to back, k3, then p1, k3 from cable needle.
7-st LPC Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front, k3, p1, then k3 from cable needle.


Difficulty level: Intermediate

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Stitch: Fern Lace Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Fern Lace Stitch.








 It's great for  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 9 stitches plus 4 stitches. 


Instructions :

Row 1 (wrong side): Purl.
Row 2 K3, *yf, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog, k2, yf, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3 Purl.
Row 4 K2, *yf, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog, k2, yf, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep rows 1– 4.



Difficulty level: EASY

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