Thursday, April 19, 2012
Last but not least: Stitch Thirty!
Well, here it is: the last installment in this series! I would describe this stitch as puffy lace because half of it is puff stitches and it is lacy. This stitch pattern was much larger than I expected it to be: each repeat was about 4" square. So, to see the pattern there needs to be a lot of rows. I wouldn't use this for small projects. I do think it could make a good long chain scarf. A short chain scarf could work as well. Overall, I am not a huge fan of the puff stitch because it generally is used in lacy patterns, which means that there are a lot of holes. I don't like having extra thick stitches interspersed with spaces of nothing. It keeps you warm when you want to be cool, and lets in the cold air when you are cold. That is just the nature of puffy lace. A plus of this pattern is that it is easy to master and quickly becomes mindless.
Here's how to make it:
Chain 90, then work the stitch until blanket is square. Add the standard border, and you're done.
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in corner (white)
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in corner (white)
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sk 1) around, (sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch) at corner (blue)
I made this using Lion Brand Pound of Love Pastel Blue and Antique White with a J hook.