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:
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.