It’s been a busy week in the run up to Christmas (only 3 days to go – eek!) but in between shopping, partying and eating all of the mince pies I have still managed to squeeze in a bit of knitting 🙂 The samples this week are a simple slip stitch woven fabric pattern and a long ladder and cable pattern from The Stitch Library by Claire Crompton.
Worked over an odd number of stitches.
The sample shown is worked over 41 stitches in a fair isle effect yarn.
Row 1 (RS): K1, [sl1 wyif, k1] 20 times
Row 2: P2 [sl1 wyib, p1] 20 times, p1
Repeat these 2 rows.
Long Ladder and Cable Pattern
Worked over multiple of 5 stitches + 1.
The sample shown is worked over 41 stitches
Foundation Row 1 (WS): K1 [p4, k1] 8 times
Foundation Row 2: P1 [k3, ssk, yo] 7 times, k4, p1
Foundation Row 3: K1, p4, [k into yo, p4] 7 times, p1
Row 1 (RS): P1 [C4F, p1] 7 times, k4, p1
Row 2: [K1, p4] 8 times, k1
Row 3: P1 [k4, p1] 8 times
Row 4: [K1, p4] 8 times, k1
Repeat rows 1 – 4 to desired length
Finishing Row 1: P1 [C4F, drop next st off needle, yo] 7 times, C4F, p1
Finishing Row 2: K1 [p4, k1] 8 times
Bind off and unravel dropped sts
p – Purl
Sl1 wyif – slip 1 stitch with the yarn in front
Sl1 wyib – slip 1 stitch with the yarn in back
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
ssk – Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together
C4F – Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle at the front of work, k2 then k2 from cable needle
Happy knitting! x