Friday, January 10, 2014

Bumping Along: Stitch Nine!

So, back to 50 Stitches for Afghans by Darla Sims.  Today's offering, stitch 9, is somewhat whimsical with offset bumps on one side of the fabric.  It's not a difficult stitch, but it is slow.  Slower than sc in fact.

However, I liked the way it looked and it really is pretty mindless, so it wasn't too bad.  I normally can't stand puff stitches, but for whatever reason I didn't mind them in this pattern.

The color pattern I used for this worked well with the bumps really standing out.  Changing colors every other row would not work well.

I would consider using this stitch for small projects where you want small holes.  Using this stitch to adapt a kid's sweater pattern would be cute.  The bumps would help with scrubbing if you made dishcloths from them.  They would also feel good on your feet as bathmats. 

Color Pattern:
Work (one row in yellow, one row in purple, one row in green) repeated, ending with a row of yellow and the border in purple.

Chain 88, then work stitch until work is square.  Add this border to complete.
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in corner
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 with Lion Brand Pound of Love in Soft Pale Green, Soft Pale Yellow, and Soft Lavender with a J hook.

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