Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Almost there: Stitch Twenty-Nine
I have been looking forward to this stitch and it did not disappoint. It consists of shells and a lattice structure that gives it a nice mix of lace and strength. It looks a little bit lacy, but there is a definite place to do each portion of the stitch which makes it more defined. There is no ambiguity in the stitch so it doesn't require a lot of attention. I could see using this stitch again for an afghan or another baby blanket. It grows reasonably fast, there is a row of sc in the pattern but overall it is not tediously slow. It is also a forgiving stitch, it is easy to mask mistakes in this pattern.
So here's how to make it:
Chain 92, then work the stitch until work is square. Add the standard border to finish it.
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in corner
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in corner
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sk 1) around, (sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch) at corner
I made this using Bernat Baby Sport Funny Prints yarn with a J hook.