Knitted Crocheted Other

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Woven Basket

Woven Basket

Non - Reversible
Multiples of 2 stitches, and 2 row Repeat
photo shows Worsted Weight, size 8 needles
4 x 4 inch swatch = 22 stitches, 18 rows

This is a tight stitch with good density. Appropriate for pillows, mats, coats, or anything that doesn't require drape and benefits with a stiffer material.

Solid colors show up the dimensionality of this pattern, but it also could be very appealing in a heather yarn.

The chart shows a cable stitch, however given there are only ever two stitches involved, it is quite easy to knit the second stitch first by coming from the back, then knitting the first stitch and slipping them both off. And on the even (ws) rows, purl the second stitch first, then purl the first and slip both off. 

Woven Basket Chart Instructions

Cast on Multiples of 2 stitches
Row 1 (rs): ( 11 lc ) _x, or to end
Row 2 (ws): p1 ( 11 rc ) _x, p1
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until desired length

Sunday, August 4, 2013

3 Color Brioche Rib

3 Color Brioche Rib


Multiple of  2 + 1 stitches and 6 rows
photo shows Sport weight, size US 5
4x4 inch swatch = 11 stitches, 52 rows

This stitch pattern has a lot of horizontal stretch, but because it is a brioche stitch, the stitch is compacted vertically. 

The use of 3 alternating colors, helps add visual interest, but this pattern can be done with one yarn, as well as a mixture of many yarns.

For making a long scarf, cast on at least 211 stitches, or any larger uneven number and leave ends free (as fringe). In this way, you can use this pattern as a stash buster. 

This chart can be used to see how 3 different yarns [CA (color A), CB, and CC], used alternately, only repeat every 7 rows. 

The pattern is started on the wrong side (ws). This is just for use of the chart, as the pattern is reversible.

Cast on using the Italian 2 color CO method

Set up Row 1 (ws): Using CB (k1, sl1yo) to last stitch, k1, UNDO - the slip knot, that was used to hold the yarns together (so you don't accidentally use it as a stitch).

Row 2 (rs): Using CC, sl1yo (brk, sl1yo) to end
Row 3 (ws): Using CA, (brk, sl1yo) to last stitch, brk
Row 4 (rs): Using CB, repeat Row 2
Row 5 (ws): Using CC, repeat Row 3
Row 6 (rs): Using CA, repeat Row 2
Row 7 (ws): Using CB, repeat Row 3

Repeat Rows 2 thru 7, until desired length
Final Row (rs): Using CB, Repeat Row 4 to end

Bind off (ws): Using CC, and the Kitchener Stitch, bind off the brks as knits, and the single stitches as purls. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bramble Stitch

Bramble Stitch

Non - Reversible

Multiples of 4 stitches and 4 rows
photo shows DK weight, size 6 needles
4x4 inch swatch = 22 stitches, 24 rows

Fairly easy pattern with only 2 alternating stitches, that are again alternated on each alternate row. However, all the alternating can get confusing, so here are some constants.

The rows in between are all purled. These purled rows are on the public or right side (rs) of the stitch pattern. So, if the right side is facing you, while knitting the next row, you know it is a purl row. When the reverse, wrong side (ws) is facing, you will start with the alternate stitch of the stitch you started with on the last reverse side row (i.e. - if row 4 started with p3tog, row 6 will start with inc3).

Bramble Stitch Instructions

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches
*NOTE - start the chart on the left side

Row 1 (ws): purl
Row 2 (rs): (inc3, p3tog) to end or row
Row 3 (ws): purl
Row 4 (rs): (p3tog, inc3) to end of row
Repeat Rows 1 thru 4, until desired length