We will be changing the format just a little bit for our Stitchology Column. Each of the featured stitches will be explained row by row via both written and video instructions. We will be focusing on highlighting the repeating stitch pattern itself, so that you can enjoy the freedom of putting these new stitch patterns to use in your own projects as creativity strikes. We hope you will enjoy this new way of learning new stitches with us! :)
Special Stitch Instructions
*All yarn overs (yo) are completed by laying the working yarn loosely across the front of the peg, not e-wrapping.
*For ease in reading the directions below, the steps involving yarn overs and eyelets are placed inside brackets [ ] to let you know that they are all accomplished on just two or three pegs.
There are three ways of creating eyelets for this pattern: the Knit 2 Together (k2tog) for a right leaning eyelet worked as a knit, the Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk) for a left leaning eyelet worked as a knit, and a Knit 3 Together (k3tog), a decrease that creates an eyelet on either side. The following dictates how to work these stitches as you will find them in the stitch pattern:
[k2tog, yo]: Worked from right to left. Move the loop from yo peg to the k2tog peg. Knit the k2tog peg, working the two bottom loops as one. Loosely carry the WY across the front of the empty yo peg and continue to the next stitch as the pattern dictates.
[yo, ssk]: Worked from right to left. Move the loop from yo peg to the ssk peg. Loosely carry the WY across the front of the empty yo peg, then knit the next peg, working the two loops as one.
[yo, k3tog, yo]: (As seen in Row 7 of the pattern) Worked from right to left. Move the loops from the yo pegs to the k3tog peg. Carry the WY loosely across the first empty yo peg, then work all 3 loops as 1 on the k3tog peg. Carry the WY loosely across the front of the next empty yo peg and work the next stitch as the pattern dictates.
Chart for Repeating Stitch Pattern
Repeating Pattern Rows for working both as a flat panel and in the round (Begin from right to left/clockwise):
Row 1: *yo, ssk, k6, rep from *
Row 2 and all even rows to Row 16: knit all
Row 3: *k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, rep from *
Row 5: *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, rep from *
Row 7: *yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, rep from *
Row 9: *k4, yo, ssk, k2, rep from *
Row 11: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, rep from *
Row 13: *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, rep from *
Row 15: *k2, yo, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, rep from *
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In love with February and its promises of warm weather; the sun shines brighter, the afternoons get longer, and the specks of red surround us as a reminder of life!
LOOM: Hat loom, 42 pegs at large gauge.
YARN: Approx 90 yards bulky merino blend yarn (85 yds MC, 5 yds CC). Cascade Yarns Pacific Bulky in Cream (MC) and Ruby (CC) were used in sample.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook (to bind off).
GAUGE: 10.25 sts x 15 rows=4” in stockinette.
SIZE: Fits youth, up to 19” head.
K=Knit stitch (recommend the true knit stitch, not the ewrap).
BBO=Basic bind off method
MC=Main color (cream)
CC=Contrasting color (ruby)
Assemble the knitting loom to 42, at large gauge.
With MC, CO 42 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. (Approx 3”)
Rnd 11: k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 11: until item measures approx. 7” from CO edge.
Remove all stitches from the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn.
Using crochet hook, start bind off 2 sts at a time.
Using CC yarn and tapestry needle, use the duplicate stitch technique to place the heart motif on the hat.
Weave in all ends. Gently tug on the hat vertically to set the stitches. Block lightly.
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