Monday, May 13, 2013

Stitch Series Acorn Stitch

In this post, we'll discuss the acorn stitch. This is a chunky textured fabric that should be used carefully.

This fabric makes a wonderful trimming and little final details. I find the acorn stitch to be more of a fall or winter themed fabric. I think it's used best for warmer wear. This fabric should be fully blocked to show off the pattern.

This fabric is very interesting to me. It's difficult to determine which side is the front. The front is the side with the slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over showing. If you've done the long-tail cast-on, the tail will be on the left.

When you turn this fabric over, there is another very interesting pattern. It almost resembles a cabled stitch. Personally, I think you could use either side you wanted to.

Method

This fabric is worked over a multiple of 12 stitches then add 3.
  1. K2 *yo, K2, P7, K2, yo, K1, repeat from * end with yo, K2
  2. P5 *K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, P7 repeat from * end with P5
  3. K3 *yo, K2, P5, K2, yo, K3 repeat from *
  4. P6 *K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, P9 repeat from * end with P6
  5. K4 *yo, K2, P3, K2, yo, K5 repeat from * end with yo, K4
  6. P7 *sl 1, K2tog, psso, P11 repeat from * end with P7
  7. P5 *K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, P7 repeat from * end with P5
  8. K1, K2tog, K2 *P7, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2 repeat from * end with K2, sl 1, K1, psso, K1
  9. P4 *K2, yo, K3, yo, K2, P5 repeat from * end with P4
  10. K1, K2tog, K1 *P9, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1 repeat from * end with K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K1
  11. P3 *K2, yo, K5, yo, K2, P3 repeat from *
  12. K1, K2tog *P11, sl 1 K2tog, psso repeat from * end with sl 1, K1, psso, K1
Repeat these 12 rows for your pattern.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

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