Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tapping right along: Stitch Eight!

Getting back to the Aggie theme, I made this blanket in maroon and white.  This stitch reminds me of the taps that black belts (freshmen and sophomores) wear on their low quarters (highly polished shoes).  This stitch is easy to do because it is obvious where to do each component; there is no guess work.  If you like shell stitches you'll like this stitch because it is essentially a modified shell stitch.  This stitch would make a pretty scarf begun with a short chain.

The color pattern I used is 1 row of white, 2 rows of maroon, then (2 rows of white, 2 rows of maroon) repeated, ending with a single row of white.

Here are the details:
Chain 92, work the stitch until it's square.  Then add the border that is becoming routine:
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.


  1. Since this is a copyrighted pattern, it should not be posted for free on the internet.

    1. The actual stitch pattern is not posted. The pattern I wrote out is for the border I put on the completed square.

      As to the details of stitch 8, that I did not post. All I gave was the number to chain and then 'work stitch until square'.

    2. Hey CP, If you actually read what Sarah posts you will notice that she refers to the book of patterns multiple times, telling people that they should buy the book, and she NEVER posts the actual stitch patterns. She just suggests uses for the patterns and posts patterns for borders that she enjoys using with the stitch patterns from the book.