Sunday, December 23, 2012

Shell Stitch 10101

I knew intuitively that this stitch would be good.  It has the same appearance as a normal shell stitch except you can actually see the individual stitches.  That alone makes it beautiful.  From a little further back, you can see the seemingly intricate network created by the stitch.  I like it because it is consistently solid throughout without being completely solid, if that makes any sense.  It's not a really dense stitch, but it is evenly covered, with no large holes.   I tested this out by making a baby blanket from it, which turned out great. 

Here's the stitch pattern:
Chain a multiple of 6 + 5
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sk 2, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch, sk 2, sc) across, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last ch
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc, ([dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in sc, sc in middle dc) across, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last sc

Repeat Row 2 for pattern 

And here's the baby blanket pattern:
Chain 95, then work stitch 10101 until work is square.
Add this border to complete it:
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 with Bernat Baby Peach Blossom and a J hook. 

2 comments:

  1. Is there a ch 1, dc missing from the main repeater pattern in row 2? It seems like row 2 should read:ch 1, turn, sc, ([dc, ch 1, dc, CH 1, DC] in sc, sc in middle dc) across, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last sc?

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    1. Good catch, I'll fix that immediately. Thanks!

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