Thursday, June 6, 2013

Stitch Series Chevron Stitch

This is the final installment of the chevron stitch series trilogy. Today you'll learn how to combine both the left and right slanted chevron to make this stitch.

This pattern is best suited for heavier weight yarns. Chevron makes an excellent center for an afghan or stole. It can be used for a scarf or a skirt. You can use right slanted chevron for the left front of a sleeve and left slanted chevron for the right front of a sleeve. You could use the full chevron for the back of the shirt.

Method:

This stitch is a multiple of 16 stitches.
You will need a stitch marker.
  1. K2, P4, K2, pm, K2, P4, K2
  2. P1, K4, P3, sl m, P3, K4, P1
  3. P4, K4, sl m, K4, P4
  4. K3, P4, K1, sl m, K1, P4, K3
  5. P2, K4, P2, sl m, P2, K4, P2
  6. K1, P4, K3, sl m, K3, P4, K1
  7. K4, P4, sl m, P4, K4
  8. P3, K4, P1, sl m, P1, K4, P3
Repeat these 8 rows for you pattern.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stitch Series Left Slanted Chevron

Today's post is the left slanted chevron stitch. This may also be called diagonal ribbing.

This stitch can be used exactly like the right slanted chevron. In the next stitch series, I'll show you how to combine the two for the full chevron stitch.

Method:

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 8 stitches.
  1. K2, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with K2
  2. P1, *K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P3
  3. *K4, P4, repeat from * 
  4. K3, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with P4, K1
  5. P2, *K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P2
  6. K1, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with P4, K3
  7. *P4, K4, repeat from *
  8. P3, *K4, P4 repeat from * end with K4, P1
Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stitch Series Right Slanted Chevron

In today's episode of the stitch series, I'll be discussing the right slanted chevron. This stitch can also be called diagonal ribbing.

This is a wonderful little stitch to add interest to any knitted piece. Unlike regular ribbing, this fabric is not very stretchy at all.

Method:

Right slanted chevron stitch is worked over a multiple of 8 stitches.
  1. K2, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with K2
  2. P3, * K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P1
  3. *P4, K4, repeat from *
  4. K1, *P4, K4, repeat from* end with K3
  5. P2, *K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P2
  6. K3, *P4, K4, repeat from * end with K1
  7. *K4, P4, repeat from *
  8. P1, *K4, P4, repeat from * end with K4, P3
Repeat these 8 rows for your pattern

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Stitch Series Baby Fan

This is called the baby fan stitch. It is so named because it is a smaller version of the popular feather and fan stitch.

This is an all over lace pattern that may be used in many ways. Baby clothes, cardigans, shawls and any lightweight garment can be made with this stitch. This is also a good trimming and contrast stitch.

Baby fan stitch forms a scallop at the cast on edge of the fabric. It is an all over lace pattern that does not need to be blocked.

Method:

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 11 stitches.
  1. K2tog 2 times, *(yo, K1) 3 times, yo, k2tog 4 times, repeat from * end with (yo, K1) 3 times, yo, k2tog 2 times
  2. P
  3. K
  4. P
Repeat these 4 rows for your pattern.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!