Saturday, February 18, 2012
Keeping it coming: Stitch Twelve!
This stitch has an interesting look due to the boxes and zigzags that make it up. I like the stitch but I would modify it slightly for future use. One row of the pattern has split post stitches that I would change to being a split stitch that is not a post stitch. In this blanket the post stitches are the first row of white in each repeat. I don't think the post stitch adds anything to the stitch, though it does make it appear differently on each side, (shown below). With the modification, this stitch would be good for scarves.
The color pattern I used is 2 rows of maroon, then (2 rows of white, 2 rows of maroon) repeated, ending with a single row of white.
Here's how to make it:
Chain 93, then work the stitch until it is square and add this border:
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in each corner (white)
Round 2: (dc, ch 1, sk 1) around, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) at corner (maroon)
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in each corner (white)
Round 4: (dc, ch 1, sk 1) around, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) at corner (maroon)