Saturday, May 12, 2012

April 2007 Stitch of the Month

April 2007 Stitch of the Month@2006 by N.L. Banks Crochet

Starting chain: Multiple of 8 sts + 2, for sample chain 18.

Row 1: (wrong side): Work l sc into 2nd ch from hook, l sc into each ch to end, turn.

Row 2: 3ch (count as 1 dc), * skip 2sc, work 1tr into next sc, working behind last tr work 1 dc into each of 2 skipped Sc, 1 dc in next sc,. Repeat from * to end, turn.

3rd row: 1 ch, work 1 sc into each st to end placing last Sc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row, turn. (17sc )

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Vertical columns of garter stitch

April 2008 Stitch of the Month

Vertical columns of garter stitch

Work with a multiple of 6 stitches. Size 8 knitting needles.

For sample, cast on 18 stitches.

Rw 1: (right side, but I liked the back side better, and the picture is taken of the back side): *P 3, K 3*, repeat across row.

Rw 2: Knit all stitches.

Repeat these 2 rows for pattern.

This pattern stitch is an easy one, you could use as is for coasters, or add a crocheted edging to it. You could also cast on more stitches for a dishcloth, again adding a knitted or crocheted edging. You could also use the pattern as is on very large needles, say like a size 13 to 17 knitting needles, add 6 extra stitches for edging, say a seed stitch, keeping out side 3 stitches in a seed stitch and the center 18 in the pattern.

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