Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cathy’s Kriss-Kross pattern:

Here's one of the stitches that I designed - see previous post. I'd love to know whether anyone else knits it. You might want to add the 6 row, 3 sts garter stitch border that I have on mine because it's a bit curly otherwise! The pattern looks more complicated than it is - once you get the hang of crossing the dropped stitch, it's very easy.

Row 1 (RS): * K2, sl2, k2; rep from * to end
Row 2: * P2, sl2, p2; rep from * to end
Row 3: * sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k2, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it; rep from * to end
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2, * K2, sl2, k2; rep from * to last 4 st; k2, sl 1, k1
Row 6: P1, sl 1, p2, * P2, sl2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
Row 7: K2, * sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k2, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k3
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: k1, sl 1, k2 * K2, sl2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 10: P2, * P2, sl2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, sl 1, p1
Row 11: K1, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it * sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k2, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 12: Purl

NB. You can use a cable needle rather than dropping the slip stitch, but I haven’t found it necessary.

2 comments:

Angela said...

Thanks for posting this. I think I will definitley give it a try!

Cathy said...

How exciting!