Thursday, March 1, 2012

Marching right along: Stitch Seventeen!

This stitch is similar to stitch 3 in that it is very solid because it involves long stitches.  These also cause the fabric to twist and be difficult to work with for the first few rows, but once it is established, it becomes easy.  I came to think of this project as the starlight blanket.  The sparkle inherent in the yarn was emphasized by the stitch which pushes individual stitches into prominence.  Just as for stitch three, I do not recommend this stitch for long chain scarves because there would not be enough rows for the fabric to settle down and stop twisting.  A short chain scarf or a full sized blanket or another baby blanket work well in this stitch.  This would also be good for clothing where warmth is paramount.

Here's how to make this:
Chain 90, then work the stitch until it is square. Add the standard border and you're done.
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 made this using Baby Bee Sweet Delight Pomp Iris Dream yarn with a J hook.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really beautiful stitch! I'm considering it for a cardigan! I think it looks really stunning in the thread that you chose.