Thursday, February 2, 2012

Now posting: Stitch Five!

This stitch is comprised entirely of post stitches.  Post stitches make fabric stretchy and also thicker.  Previously I have made dish towels and hand towels out of this stitch.  I like the finished product, but I would probably choose a different stitch for baby blankets in the future.  Post stitches are more time consuming than normal stitches because not all of the stitch goes towards making the fabric grow; some of it goes towards making the fabric thicker.  It is wonderful for towels because the extra thickness is beneficial because it means extra absorbance capacity.

The color pattern I used is 2 row of white, then (2 rows of maroon, 2 rows of white) repeated.

Here's how to make it:
Ch 90 then work stitch until work is square and add a border:
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in each corner
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in each corner
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in each corner
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sk 1) around, (sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch) at corner

I used Bernat satin yarn in Bordeaux and Snow with a J hook to make this blanket.

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