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The Chevron Lace Stitch

Description

The Chevron Lace Stitch is an Eyelet & Lace stitch that adds some slightly more complicated increase/decrease techniques to generate a lace Chevron effect.

If you are looking for something for a light-weight shawl or pullover, then eyelet & lace stitches are particularly appropriate, especially when paired with a less elastic yarn like cotton to create a chic draping effect.

As with most Lace stitches, there is a lot of increasing/decreasing involved in pulling off this pattern. In particular, for this pattern, there are a couple of "not so standard" increase/decreases so as ever, please, please, please. Make sure you fully understand the different techniques required before you begin knitting!

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eight stitches plus one for your project. Pay attention to rows nine and eleven, you will increase by one stitch (for a nine stitch repeat) in row nine, and then decrease by one stitch (returning to an eight stitch repeat) in row eleven respectively.

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The Little Arrowhead Stitch

Description

The Little Arrowhead Stitch uses Eyelet & Lace techniques to create a texture of repeating arrowheads.

This stitch is an excellent choice for lightweight summer garments like shawls or shrugs, particularly when paired with a less elastic yarn like cotton to create a chic draping effect.

This is quite a short and straightforward pattern, but don't let that fool you into complacency, there are a couple of tricky advanced techniques in there, so make sure you fully understand them before you start.

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Instructions

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

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The Travelling Vine Stitch

Description

The Travelling Vine Stitch uses Eyelet & Lace techniques to create a fabric of staggered vine leaves climbing the fabric.

Simply an excellent choice for light-weight cardigans or scarves, particularly when paired with a less elastic yarn like cotton to create a chic draping effect.

This stitch gets fairly involved with several knit two/purl two together and knitting/purling through the back loop decrease techniques. If you are a less experienced knitter, then make sure you acquaint yourself with all the techniques before you get going.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eight stitches for your project.

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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.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four 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.

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Instructions

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

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