Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Fir Cone and Quilted Lattice Stitch

This weeks sample patterns are the Fir Cone and the Quilted Lattice Stitches taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

Fir Cone

Worked over a multiple of 10 sts + 1.

Fir Cone

The sample shown is worked over 41 sts.

Rows 1 (WS) and all other wrong side rows: Purl
Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: K1 [yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1] 4 times, k1
Rows 10, 12, 14 and 16: K2tog [k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso] 4 times, k1

Repeat rows 1 -26

Quilted Lattice

Worked over a multiple of 6 sts +3

Quilted Lattice

The sample shown is worked over 33 sts.

Row 1 (WS) and all other wring side rows: Purl
Row 2: K2 [sl5 wyif, k1] 5 times, k1
Row 4: K4 [insert needle under the loose strand and knit the next stitch bringing the stitch out under the strand, k5] 5 times, k1
Row 6: K1, sl3 wyif [k1, sl5 wyif] 4 times, end k1, sl3 wyif, k1
Row 8: K1 [knit the next stitch under the loose strand, k5] 5 times, end last repeat with a k1


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)
sl1-k2tog-psso – Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (2 sts decreased)
Sl – slip stitch
wyif – with yarn in front

Happy knitting! x

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

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Pillar & Web Stitch and Garland Pattern

The samples I have been working on this week are the pretty Pillar & Web pattern and the eyelet band Garland Pattern, both taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

Pillar & Web

Pillar and Web Stitch

This pattern is unusual as it is worked using 2 different needle sizes, one needle being 4 sizes than the other! It is worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 2.

The sample shown is worked over 38 sts, using a 4mm and a 6mm needle.

Rows 1 (WS): With the large needle, knit
Row 2: With the smaller needle, k1 [*skip the next 3 sts and purl the 4th st, drawing it off the needle over the 3 skipped sts* repeat this step 3 times, purl the 3 skipped sts] 6 times, k1

Repeat rows 1 and 2

The reverse side of this pattern is also very pretty.

Pillar & Web WS

Garland Pattern

Worked over a multiple of 7 sts

Garland Stitch

The sample shown is worked over 35 sts.

Rows 1 – 4: Knit
Row 5 (WS): Purl
Rows 6, 7, 8 and 9: Knit
Row 10: [K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1] 5 times
Row 11: [P2tog-tbl, yo, p3, yo, p2tog] 5 times
Row 12: [K1, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1] 5 times
Row 13: [P1, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog-tbl, yo, p1] 5 times
Row 14: [K2, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2] 5 times
Rows 15, 16, 17 and 18: Knit
Row 19: Purl
Row 20: Knit

Repeat rows 5 – 20


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
P2tog-tbl – Purl 2 stitches together through the back loops
p2tog – Purl 2 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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Sunday Stitches – Moorish Lattice and Ridge Feather Stitch

The samples I have been working on this week are the mock cable effect Moorish Lattice stitch taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker and the Ridge Feather Stitch from the Stitch Library by Claire Crompton.

Moorish Lattice Stitch

moorish-lattice

Worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 5.

The sample shown is worked over 35 sts.

Rows 1 – 4: Knit
Row 5: K4 [p3, k3] 5 times, k1 (35 sts)
Row 6: K1 [p3, k3] 5 times, p3, k1 (35 sts)
Row 7: Repeat row 5
Row 8: K1 [p3, sl2-k1-psso] 5 times, p3, k1 (25 sts)
Row 9: K4 [p1, k3] 5 times, k1 (25 sts)
Row 10: K1 [p3, (k1, yo, k1) in next st] 5 times, p3, k1 (35 sts)
Row 11: Repeat row 5
Row 12: Repeat row 6
Row 13: Repeat row 5
Row 14: K2, p2tog [k1, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k1, p3tog] 4 times, k1, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k1, p2tog, k2 (35 sts)
Row 15:  Repeat row 6
Row 16: Repeat row 5
Row 17: Repeat row 6
Row 18: K1 [sl2-k1-psso, p3] 5 times, sl2-k1-psso, k1 (23 sts)
Row 19: K1 [p1, k3] 5 times, p1, k1 (23 sts)
Row 20: K1 [(k1, yo, k1) in next st, p3] 5 times, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k1 (35 sts)
Row 21: Repeat row 5
Row 22: Repeat row 6
Row 23: Repeat row 5
Row 24: K2, knit into the front and back of next st [k1, p3tog, k1, (k1, yo, k1) in next st] 4 times, k1, p3tog, k1, knit into the front and back of the next st, k2 (35 sts)

Repeat rows 5 – 24

Ridge Feather Stitch

feather-and-fan-stitch

Worked over a multiple of 11 sts

The sample shown is worked over 33 sts.

Rows 1 – 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: [P2tog twice, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, p2tog twice] 3 times
Row 8: Purl

Repeat rows 5 – 8


Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit
p – Purl
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise)
Sl2-k1-psso – Slip 2 sts together, k1, pass slipped stitches over (2 sts decreased)
p2tog – Purl 2 stitches together

Happy knitting! x

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Lace Background Stitch

This weeks samples are the Lace Background Stitch taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

I made 2 samples using a DK yarn, one on 7mm needles and one on 4mm needles – they are the same pattern but it just goes to show what a difference the needle size can make!

Lace Background Stitch – 7mm needles

Lace Background

Worked over an odd number of stitches.

The sample shown is worked over 29 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K1 [yo, sl1, k1, yo, psso knit st and yo] 14 times
Row 2: [P2, drop the yo from preceding row] 14 times, p1
Row 3: K2 [yo, sl1, k1, yo, psso knit st and yo] 13 times, k1
Row 4: P3 [P2, drop the yo from preceding row] 12 times, p2

Repeat rows 1 – 4

Lace Background Stitch – 4mm needles

Lace Background Stitch

Worked as above.


Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit
p – Purl
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise)
sl1 – Slip 1 stitch
psso – pass slipped stitch over

Happy knitting! x

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – The Dainty and the Daintier Chevron

This week’s samples are the Dainty Chevron and the Daintier Chevron stitches, taken from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

I made one sample for these 2 stitch patterns, starting with the dainty chevron at the top and then the daintier one at the bottom.

Dainty and Daintier Chevrons

Dainty Chevron

Dainty Chevron

Worked over multiple of 8 stitches + 1.

The sample shown is worked over 33 stitches.

Row 1 (WS) and all other WS rows: P33
Row 2: K1 [ssk [k1, yo] twice, k1, k2tog, k1] 4 times
Row 4: As row 2
Row 6: K1 [yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1] 4 times
Row 8: K2 [yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 10: K3 [yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, k5] 3 times, yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, k3

Repeat rows 1 – 10

Daintier Chevron

Daintier Chevron

Worked over multiple of 8 stitches + 1.

The sample shown is worked over 33 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K1 [ssk [k1, yo] twice, k1, k2tog, k1] 4 times
Row 2: P1 [p2tog [p1, yo] twice, p1, p2tog-tbl, p1] 4 times
Row 3: K1 [yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1] 4 times
Row 4: P2 [yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog-tbl, yo, p3] 3 times, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog-tbl, yo, p2
Row 5: K3 [yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, k5] 3 times, yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, k3
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Row 7: Repeat row 1
Row 8: P1 [yo, p2tog, p3, p2tog-tbl, yo, p1] 4 times
Row 9: K2 [yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 10: P3 [yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, p5] 3 times, yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, p3

Repeat rows 1 – 10


Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
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
k2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
sl2tog-k1-psso – Slip 2 sts together, k1, pass slipped stitches over (2 sts decreased)
p2tog – Purl 2 stitches together
p2tog-tbl – Purl 2 stitches together through the back loops

Happy knitting! x

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Trellis Lace and Eiffel Tower Stitch

This week’s samples are the pretty Trellis Lace stitch and the super cute Eiffel Tower Stitch, taken from The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, Volume 1.

Trellis Lace Stitch

Trellis Lace

Worked over multiple of 6 stitches + 5.

The sample shown is worked over 35 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K4 [yo, sk2po, yo, k3] 5 times, k1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1 [yo, sk2po, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, sk2po, yo, k1
Row 4: Purl

Repeat rows 1 – 4

Eiffel Tower Stitch

Eiffel Tower Stitch

Worked over multiple of 4 stitches + 1.

The sample shown is worked over 29 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): P4 [yo, p2tog, p2] 6 times, p1
Row 2: K4 [p1, k3] 6 times, k1
Row 3: P4 [k1, p3] 6 times, p1
Rows 4 – 7: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Row 8: Knit

Repeat rows 1 – 8

Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
Sk2po – Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (2 sts decreased)
P2tog – Purl 2 stitches together

Happy knitting! x

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Double Lace Rib and Rice Stitch

This week’s samples are the Double Lace Rib stitch and the Rice Stitch, taken from The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, Volume 1.

Double Lace Rib Stitch

Double Lace Rib Stitch

Worked over multiple of 6 stitches + 2.

The sample shown is worked over 32 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K2 [p1, yo, k2tog-tbl, p1, k2] 5 times
Row 2: P2 [k1, p2] 10 times
Row 3: K2, [p1, k2tog, yo, p1, k2] 5 times
Row 4: As row 2

Repeat rows 1 – 4

Rice Stitch

Rice Stitch

Worked over multiple of 2 stitches + 1.

The sample shown is worked over 31 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): P1 [k1-tbl, p1] 15 times
Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows 1 and 2

Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
K2tog-tbl – Knit 2 stitches together through the back loops
K1-tbl – Knit 1 stitch through the back loop

Happy knitting! x

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Mock Cable and Snowflake Stitch

The stitch samples I would like to share today are the slipped stitch Mock Cable and the lacy eyelet Snowflake pattern, both of which can be found in The Stitch Library by Claire Crompton.

Mock Cable

Mock Cable Stitch

Worked over multiple of 7 stitches + 2.

The sample shown is worked over 37 stitches.

Rows 1 – 5: Knit
Row 6 (RS): P2 [sl 1 wyif, k4, p2] 5 times
Row 7: K2 [p3,sl2 wyib, k2] 5 times
Row 8: P2 [k1, sl2 wyif, k2, p2] 5 times
Row 9: K2 [p1, sl2 wyib, p2, k2] 5 times
Row 10: P2 [k3, sl2 wyif, p2] 5 times
Row 11: K2 [sl1 wyib, p4, k2] 5 times

Repeat rows 6 – 11 for as long as desired and finish with 5 knit rows.

 

Snowflake Stitch

Snowflake Stitch

Worked over multiple of 8 stitches + 5.

The sample shown is worked over 37 stitches.

Rows 1 – 5: Knit
Row 6 (RS): K1 [k3, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog] 4 times, k4
Row 7 and all other WS rows: Purl to end
Row 8: K1 [k4, yo, sl2-k1-psso, yo, k1] 4 times, k4
Row 10: As row 6
Row 12: Ssk [yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk] 4 times, yo, k1. yo, k2tog
Row 14: K1 [yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, k5] 4 times, yo, sl2tog-k1-psso, yo, k1
Row 16: As row 12
Row 17: Purl

Repeat rows 6 – 17 for as long as desired and finish with 5 knit rows

Abbrevaitions

RS – Right side / front of work
WS – wrong side / back of work
– Knit.
p – Purl.
Sl – slip stitch
Wyif – with yarn in front
Wyib – with yarn in back
ssk – Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
k2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
Sl2tog-k1-psso – Slip 2 sts together, k1, pass slipped stitches over (2 sts decreased)

Happy knitting! x

Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Japanese Feather and Seafoam Stitch

This week I have discovered a new favourite stitch pattern – the Japanese Feather stitch. I had been putting off knitting this one up for a while as I thought it would be quite complicated and require a lot of concentration but I was wrong – it is just made up of some well placed yo’s, ssk’s and p2togs – and just look how pretty it is! 🙂

Another sample I tried out this week was the Seafoam Stitch which is a combination of garter stitch and dropped stitches. Both were taken from The Stitch Library by Claire Crompton.

Japanese Feather Stitch

Japanese Feather Stitch

Worked over multiple of 11 stitches + 1.

The sample shown is worked over 45 stitches.

Rows 1 – 4: Knit
Row 5 (RS): P1 [k10, p1] 4 times
Row 6 and every other WS row: [k1, p10] 4 times k1
Row 7: As row 5
Row 9: P1 [K1 (yo, k1) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times, p1] 4 times
Row 11: P1 [k1 (k1, yo) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times, p1] 4 times
Row 13: As row 9
Row 15: As row 11
Rows 17: As row 9
Rows 19: As row 5
Row 21: As row 5
Row 23: P1 [(k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, p1] 4 times
Row 25: P1 [(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, k1, p1] 4 times
Row 27: As row 23
Row 29: As row 25
Row 31: As row 23
Row 32: [k1, p10] 4 times, k1

Repeat rows 5 to 32

Seafoam Stitch

Seafoam Stitch

Worked over a multiple of 10 sts + 6

The sample shown is worked over 36 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K6 [yo twice, k1, yo three times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo three times, k1, yo twice, k6]  3 times
Row 4: Knit to end dropping all yo’s off needle
Row’s 5 and 6: Knit
Row 7: K1 [yo twice, k1, yo three times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo three times, k1, yo twice, k6]  4 times but ending 4th repeat on a k1 instead of k6
Row 8: Knit to end dropping all yo’s off needle

Repeat rows 1 – 8

Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise)
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
Ssk – Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together

Happy knitting! x