May 1, 2017

Diagonal Cross Stitch: Stitchology 32

Our newest venture into loom knitting stitch discovery is this lovely design that creates an amazingly plush and reversible fabric.  Feel free to use this for pretty much any type of project, as it is beautiful when viewed on either side. While this technique will employ the use of a cable needle, it doesn’t actually have any cables. The tool will be used to slip one stitch over 3 others to create the slightly honeycomb feel of this design. Let’s get started!

We have changed 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! :)

Find all the previous Stitchology Columns at this link here.

 

Special Stitch Instructions

When the pattern uses the term “knit” or “k”, please use the true knit stitch or the u-stitch, not the e-wrap.

The yo-3 in this pattern involves slipping the yo loop over 3 stitches. This begins by creating a new loop which will be used as the yo loop.  In the charts, this is noted over the span of 3 sts/squares. In the instructions for the Repeating Pattern Rows, it is written like this: yo, k1, p1, k1, pass yo over 3 sts just worked.

To do this, follow the below instructions:

1. yo-3 peg: place the working yarn (wy) under the loop already on the peg as if to purl.  Pull the wy up through the loop to create a new loop. Place this new loop temporarily on the 2nd peg before the yo-3 peg.  (For example: work from right to left: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Yo-3 peg in this example is on peg 3. Create new loop and bring new loop behind peg 2, and place temporarily on peg 1.)

2. yo-3 peg: U-stitch the yo-3 peg. (For our example: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Yo-3 peg in this example is on peg 3. U-stitch peg.)

3. Purl next peg. (For our example:  6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Purl peg 4.)

4. U-stitch next peg. (For our example: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  U-stitch peg 5.)

5. Place 3 worked pegs (For our example: pegs 3-5) in order onto the left side of a cable needle.  Place new loop being held (For our example: on peg 1) onto far right side of cable needle.

6. Slip the new loop at the right over all three loops at the left, as well as entirely over the top of the cable needle.

7. Replace 3 held loops back onto pegs in order (For our example: pegs 3-5).

Chart for Repeating Stitch Pattern

Repeating Pattern Rows- Flat Panel

Repeating Pattern Rows/Stitches- Worked in the Round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Note: The stitches in both charts that are bordered with darker squares are the Repeating Pattern Rows/Stitches.  The stitches below the border squares are set-up rows to be worked only once, before the repeating rows. In the Flat Panel Chart, the stitches after the border square are worked only once at the end, after all the repeats of the Repeating Pattern Rows are completed. In the chart for working in the Round, there are stitches before and after the border squares that are worked only once: before all the repeats of the Repeating Pattern Stitches, and after all the repeats of the Repeating Pattern Stitches, as are shown in each row of the chart.

Repeating Pattern Rows for working as a flat panel (Cast on from left to right/counter clockwise a number divisible by 4, plus 2 extra stitches at the end. Begin 1st Row from right to left/clockwise):

Set-Up Rows

Row 1:  *k1, p1, rep from * to end.

Row 2:  *p1, k1, rep from * to end.

Repeating Pattern Rows

Row 3: *yo, k1, p1, k1, pass yo over 3 sts just worked, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 4:  *p1, k1, rep from * to end.

Row 5:   k1, p1, *yo, k1, p1, k1, pass yo over 3 sts just worked, p1, rep from * to end.

Row 6: *p1, k1, rep from * to end.

Repeat Rows 3-6 until desired length.

Repeating Pattern for working in the round (Begin from right to left/clockwise, cast on a number divisible by 4):

Set-Up Rounds

Rounds 1 & 2: *k1, p1, rep from * to end.

Repeating Pattern Rounds

Round 3: *yo, k1, p1, k1, pass yo over 3 sts just worked, p1, rep from * to end.

Round 4: *k1, p1, rep from * to end.

Round 5:  S1 with working yarn behind, p1, *yo, k1, p1, k1, pass yo over 3 sts just worked, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts.  The last stitch of round will carry over to the 1st peg of the same round (which was previously slipped): yo, k1, p1, k1, pass yo over 3 sts just worked.

Round 6: Begin on peg 2: p1, *k1, p1, rep from * to end.

Repeat Rounds 3-6 until desired length.

 

Have questions or comments?  Please feel free to leave a message for Bethany in the comments below.

4 Comments

  • Would like to have the larger chart you briefly showed in the video that apparently was used in your sample…love the stitch and am anxious to try it…thanks.

  • Hi Marie :)

    Due to this new format and the extra time involved with creating the video, an entire pattern for the square will not be posted here. But currently, you can find the charts for the 8? x 8? squares since the new format began (Feb 2017: Lacy Hearts) and yarn information at the Ravelry page for each stitch. I hope this will help you to make gorgeous stitches with us! :) http://www.ravelry.com/designers/bethany-a-dailey

    Bethany~

  • Hi Bethany, I fell in love with this pattern and I am going to try it on a 90 peg loom repeating the pattern 44 times and the 2 extra pegs. I’m uncertain what cast on to use, but I want to try the cable cast on that matches needle cast on that I learned on good knit kisses you tube videos. Thank you for such a beautiful pattern.

  • Oh, wonderful, Jessie! :D I will look forward to seeing how your piece comes out! As for a cast on, the cable cast on I’m sure will work just dandy. My personal favorite is the chain cast on, which matches the basic bind off beautifully. :)

    Have fun with this!
    Bethany~

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