Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Smocking Stitch and Mrs. Hunters Pattern

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.

Smocking Stitch

Smocking Stitch

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

Mrs Hunters Stitch 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

Stitch Abbreviations

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
Sl1– Slip 1 st

Happy knitting! x

2 thoughts on “Sunday Stitches – Smocking Stitch and Mrs. Hunters Pattern”

  1. I love absoutely love Mrs. Hunter’s Pattern, but being a relatively new knitter, I cannot find a way to make the side to side edge like the picture shows the edge at the top and botton edge. Any suggestions?? Thanks so much, Pamela

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