Tuesday, September 19, 2006
While I was at it
I figured I'd make another square for Grandma Purl. You know, why not?
Same Lana Grossa yarn as before. Also on US size 10.5 needles. An 8" square.
This was the Tuck Stitch (also from Vogue Knitting). The pattern:
NOTE: Tuck stitch - Insert RH (right hand) needle through the center of stitch that is two rows below and knit this stitch.
Cast on a multiple of 4 + 3 extra. (I cast on 32 + 3 = 35).
Row 1 (RS): Purl.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): Knit.
Row 3: *P3, tuck st; repeat from *, end P3.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: *P1, tuck st, p2; repeat from *, end p1, tuck st, p1.
Row 8: Knit.
Repeat rows 1-8 to desired length.
This square wasn't as photogenic as the first, but it's quite nice in person.
As I was making it, my sidekick said in passing, "That's a nice stitch for a sweater." And I had to say, I was impressed with his Monday-morning-armchair-designing. A sweater, indeed!