Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Wild Oats Stitch

Description

The Wild Oats Stitch is an interesting cross between a Cables & Twist Stitch & a Slip Stitch.

The stitch gives a softly contoured pattern with a low relief, producing a less "in-your-face" more subtle texture.

The effect is created by slipping stitches purlwise a couple of rows followed by a row of cable stitches.

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Instructions

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

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The Trellis Stitch

Description

The Trellis Stitch is a member of the Cables & Twist Stitch family and produces a interlocking chain-mail affect.

The stitch gives a very angular honeycomb type texture and is an excellent choice for paneling on large projects.

The cross-over link effect is created by knitting what is in effect a rib style stitch, then slipping stitches onto a cable needle on the fifth and eleventh rows of the pattern repeat. By varying the timing of these cable rows you can make for a tighter interlocked pattern by repeating them more frequently, or alternatively generate a rib pattern with an occasional switch by increasing the cable row numbers.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six stitches for your project.

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The Simple Cable Stitch

Description

The Simple Cable Stitch is a great place for beginners to start working with Cables & Twist Stitches.

The stitch is instantly recognizable, as it adorns many a knitted cardigan and jumper, as panels or as a full pattern. It's also, very suitable for giving cuffs or other fitted areas a little more 'oomph' than a standard rib stitch.

The simplicity in this stitch is that you are working predominately in simple knit and purls (almost producing a wide, offset rib effect). On row five (of a six-row repeat) we add in a cable four forward to create the twisted texture. Simple as the name suggests!

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Instructions

Cast on any multiples of seven plus three stitches for your project.

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The Berry in a Box Stitch

Description

The Berry in a Box Stitch combines Knit & Purl increases to produce a beautiful layered, textured effect.

This stitch is pretty tricky to do, with plenty of increases and decreases to generate the little berries sitting in their boxes. Make sure you understand all the techniques involved before you start and take you time for the first few repeats until you find your rhythm.

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of six plus one stitches for your project.

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The Coiled Rope Stitch

Description

The Coiled Rope stitch is another relatively straight-forward and easy to learn Cables & Twist Stitch, similar to the Simple Cable Stitch.

The coiled rope, like it's name suggests resembles a sturdy looking length of rope, possibly one reason it's so popular as panels on those warm knitted fisherman's wooly jumpers.

The stitch is actually a quite a straight-forward wide rib stitch, just using knits and purls for the first four rows until you reach the fifth. Here you add a cable-six-forward to the mix, to generate the continuously wrapping coiled rope effect.

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Instructions

Start your project by casting on mulitples of nine plus three stitches.

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