This week I would like to share 2 wrapped stitch patterns – Smocking Stitch and Mrs. Hunters Pattern, both taken from The Stitch Library by Claire Crompton.
Worked over multiple of 16 stitches + 2.
The sample shown is worked over 40 stitches (to include a 3 st garter border at each side).
To work the smocking st, count forward 6 sts on the left needle and insert the right hand needle from front to back inbetween the 6th and 7th sts. Wrap the yarn around the needle and draw through a loop, slip this loop onto the left hand needle and knit together with the first st on the left hand needle.
Row 1 (RS): P2, [k2, p2] 8 times
Row 2: [K2, p2] 8 times, k2
Row 3: P2 [Smocking st, k1, p2, k2, p2] 4 times
Row 4: As row 2
Row 5: As row 1
Row 6: As row 2
Row 7: P2, k2, p2 [Smocking st, k1, p2, k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p2
Row 8: As row 2
Repeat rows 1 – 8
Mrs. Hunters Pattern
The Hunter family from the North of the Shetland Islands began and developed the art of Shetland lace knitting.
This pattern is worked over multiple of 4 stitches, plus 2.
The sample shown is worked over 38 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, [Sl1, k3, pass sl st over the 3 k sts] 9 times, k1
Row 4: P1 [p3, yo] 9 times, k1
Repeat rows 1 – 4
p – Purl.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
Sl1– Slip 1 st
Happy knitting! x