Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Herringbone Twill Stitch

Description

The Herringbone Twill Stitch uses Slip Stitches to create a side-to-side zigzag pattern than produces a very firm fabric.

The stitch gives a very distinct and very firm pattern, particularly useful for projects (or areas of projects) that you do not want a lot of stretch or give.

The effect is created by slipping stitches knitwise in a series of progressively moving four stitch repeats, offset with a couple of knit (or purl) stitches to create the overall effect.

Looking to get started, well lets move on to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four stitches for your project.

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The Crossed Cables Stitch

Description

The Crossed Rib Stitch is a beautiful example of the 2x2 Rib Stitch that has been varied with some Cabling techniques.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then offset by the use of cable six forward/backward techniques to producing the crossing effect.

It is similar to the Crossed Ribs stitch, but with less rows between the cables producing a much more intricate criss-crossing effect.

Please find the instructions below...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eight plus six stitches for your project.

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The Twist to the Right Stitch

Description

The Twist to the Right Stitch creates a Twisted Rib pattern that will give your rib stitches a little more variety.

This stitch, and it's mirror, the Twist to the Left Stitch, takes a twisting technique and applies it to the 2x2 Rib Stitch. The result is a beautiful variation to the standard rib stitch.

This stitch can be varied to generate wider twisted ribs, by doubling up the rib segment i.e. four, six, eight stitches instead of the two shown below.

Raring to get started? Let's head to the instructions.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four plus two stitches for your project.

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The Twist to the Left Stitch

Description

The Twist to the Left Stitch creates a Twisted Rib pattern that will give your rib stitches a little more variety.

This stitch, and it's mirror, the Twist to the Right Stitch, takes a twisting technique and applies it to the 2x2 Rib Stitch. The result is a beautiful variation to the standard rib stitch.

This stitch can be varied to generate wider twisted ribs, by doubling up the rib segment i.e. four, six, eight stitches instead of the two shown below.

Raring to get started? Let's head to the instructions.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four plus two stitches for your project.

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The Crossed Ribs with Faggots Stitch

Description

The Crossed Ribs with Faggots Stitch takes Ribing, Cabling and Lace techniques and combines them beautifully.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then interspersed with decreases and yarnovers to create the faggoting effect. Then on top of this, we add some cabling every twelve rows to give the ribs the impression of crossing over.

This is quite a complicated stitch with a lot going on. Even the cable four forward, involves some decreasing/increasing. While it is an advanced stitch, please don't be dissuaded from trying it, just make sure you fully understand the instructions and techniques and take your time, to begin with.

Lets get on with it, shall we?

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six plus two stitches for your project.

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