Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Crimped Row Stitch #2

This is, as promised, the purl version of the previous pattern stitch. Since this particular variant looked puny as a four-row pattern, I turned it into a six-row repeat.

Basic Stitch #2
(Notice that patterning is worked on the WS.) 
Using a needle 1 or 2 sizes larger than the one you will be knitting with, cast on any number of stitches, plus 2 for selvedges.
Rows 1, 3, & 5 (RS): Purl.
Rows 2 & 4: Knit.
Row 6: K1, yf. Insert RN from back into st 5 rows below next st on needle and purl up a st. Place the new st on LN without twisting it and p2tog. Continue until 1 st rem; yb, k1. 

Bind off loosely in Row 6 pattern.

As before, the first repeat of patterning has the new stitches being drawn up through the stitches of the cast-on; they're just purled instead of knit. Also the Row 6 stitches are enlarged, so they're obvious on the next repeat.

The extra rows make the solid areas look, to my eye at least, like little bundles of yarn cinched up with knit stitches. I'm sure there is decorative potential in there somewhere and that is what I will be exploring next.

Until then . . .

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