Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Flame Chevron and Cane Stitch

This weeks sample patterns are the Flame Chevron taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, and the Cane Stitch from the Treasury of Knitting Patterns also by Barbara Walker.

Flame Chevron

Worked over a multiple of 7 sts + 4.

Flame Chevron

The sample shown is worked over 32 sts.

Rows 1 (WS) and all other wrong side rows: Purl
Row 2: K3 [ssk, k5, yo] 4 times, k1
Row 4: K3 [ssk, k4, yo, k1] 4 times, k1
Row 6: K3 [ssk, k3, yo, k2] 4 times, k1
Row 8: K3 [ssk, k2, yo, k3] 4 times, k1
Row 10: K3 [ssk, k1, yo, k4] 4 times, k1
Row 12: K3 [ssk, yo, k5] 4 times, k1
Row 14: K1 [yo, k5, k2tog] 4 times, k3
Row 16: K2 [yo, k4, k2tog, k1] 4 times, k2
Row 18: K3 [yo, k3, k2tog, k2] 4 times, k1
Row 20: K4 [yo, k2, k2tog, k4] 4 times
Row 22: K5 [yo, k1, k2tog, k4] 3 times, yo, k1, k2tog, k3
Row 24: K6 [yo, k2tog, k5] 3 times, yo, k2tog, k3

Repeat rows 1 -24

Cane Stitch Pattern (or Grand Picot Eyelet)

This simple mesh stitch is worked over 3 rows so is completely reversible.

Worked over a multiple of 3 sts + 4 edge sts

Cane Stitch Blocked

The sample shown is worked over 34 sts.

Row 1: K2 [sl1-k2tog-psso, yo twice] 10 times, k2
Row 2: K2 [*p1, k1* into the double yarnover, p1] 10 times, k2
Row 3: Knit

Repeat rows 1 – 3

The sample shown above has been blocked but this stitch also works well unblocked as it has a lovely textured ‘waffley’ effect.

Cane Stitch unblocked

Cane Stitch


Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit
p – Purl
k2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
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
sl1-k2tog-psso – Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (2 sts decreased)

Happy knitting! x

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