Showing posts with label stitch of the month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stitch of the month. Show all posts

Stitch of the Month: Fern Stitch

Knit Stitch of the Month: Learn how to knit the Fern Stitch

This month I'd like to share one of my favorite lacy, knit stitches. It's called the fern stitch and I'm sure you can see why. This is one of those stitch patterns that is deceptively easy.

CO 30 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, k3tog, k9, yo, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, yo, k9, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (WS): P14, k2, p14.

Row 3: K1, k3tog, k8, yo, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1, yo, k8, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 5: K1, k3tog, k7, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k7, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 7: K1, k3tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k6, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 9: K1, k3tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k4, p2, k4, yo, k1, yo, k5, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Knit Stitch of the Month: Learn how to knit the Fern Stitch

The one thing to be aware of when using this stitch is that the cast on and bound off edges are not straight. Instead, the cast on edge is shaped like an inverted 'V' and the bound off edge is more rounded.

Knit Branches Afghan pattern by The Chilly Dog using the Fern Stitch

Need a fun pattern to practice your Fern Stitch? You may enjoy my the "Branches Afghan" pattern from my shop. This is a modular piece and the pattern also includes a tutorial demonstrating a simple joining technique.

Happy knitting!
Knit Stitch of the Month: Learn how to knit the Fern Stitch

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Stitch of the Month: Brick and Mortar Stitch

Learn how to knit the Brick and Mortar Stitch

This month I'd like to share a simple colorwork stitch that looks almost as cool on the wrong side as the right side.

The stitch is called the Brick and Mortar Stitch, aka Brick Stitch or Brick Wall stitch. It is worked in two colors across a multiple of 4 sts +1.



Row 1 (RS): With Color A, k all sts.
Row 2 (WS): With Color B, [sl 1, p3] to last stitch, sl 1.
Row 3: With Color B, sl 1, [k3, sl 1] across.
Row 4: With Color A, p all sts.
Row 5: With Color A, k all sts.
Row 6: With Color B, [p2, sl 1, p1] to last st, p1.
Row 7: With Color B, k1, [k1, sl1, k2] across.
Row 8: With Color A, p all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-8 for the desired length.
This is what the stitch looks like on the wrong side. There's a very subtle texture.

The "wrong side" of the knit Brick and Mortar Stitch

Ready to try a pattern incorporating the Brick and Mortar Stitch? You may enjoy "1 Sock, 2 Sock, Red Sock, Blue Sock" from my pattern shop.


Happy knitting!

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Stitch of the Month: Twisted Seed Stitch

How to knit the Twisted Seed Stitch or Beehive Waffle Stitch

I love knitting stitches that are just as pretty on the wrong side as the right side. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to discover these gems because most stitch dictionaries only show the right side of the pattern. So, I'd like to start sharing some of my favorite stitches that don't really have a "wrong" side.

To get things started, here's the Twisted Seed Stitch, aka the Beehive Waffle Stitch. The pattern is very similar to the Garter Stitch with just a little twist that adds a cushiony texture.

Abbreviations


k - knit
k1b - knit 1 below by inserting the right needle into the center of the stitch one row below the stitch on the left needle and knit into it.

Directions


This pattern is worked across an odd number of stitches.

Row 1 (Wrong Side): K all sts.
Row 2 (Right Side): [K1, k1b] repeat across to last st, k1.
Row 3: K all sts.
Row 4: [K1b, k1] repeat across to last st, k1b.

Repeat Row 1-4

The picture above is technically the right side of the work, but don't you think the wrong side (below) is lovely as well?

How to knit the Twisted Seed Stitch or Beehive Waffle Stitch

Happy knitting!


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