Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 10 a year of stitches

Today's stitches will be

Cables and post stitches

Cables tend to pull in knitting just like ribbing does, but the crosses make it permanent.   These are basic twisted rope cables.

Cast on 26 stitches.

R1 and all odd numbered rows: (wrong side) - k2, p4, k2, p6, k2, p8, k2.
R2: p2, k4, p2, k6, p2, k8, p2
R4: p2, c4b, p2, k6, p2, k8, p2
R6: p2, k4, p2, c6f, p2, k8, pw
R8: p2, c4b, p2, k6, p2, c8f, p2
R10: p2, k4, p2, k6, p2, k8, p2
R12:  p2, c4b, p2, c6f, p2, k8, p2
R14:  p2, k4, p2, k6, p2, k8, p2
R16:  p2, c4b, p2, c6f, p2, c8b, p2

Rep these 16 rows until you have a square. Bind off in pattern.

Post stitches

These add a textural element to the crochet fabric.  Post stitches can add a drawing in of the fabric like ribbing does in knitting.  Posts can be a jumping off point for other textural elements of crochet.

Ch 26.

R1: in the 4th ch from hook and each ch to the,  dc.  Ch 3 and turn.
R2: dc in 2nd dc and next 4 dc,  (fptr around next dc, dc in dc) 5x, dc to the end and in the top of the turning ch. Ch 3 and turn.
R3: dc in 2nd dc and next 4 dc,  (bptr around fptr,  dc in dc) 5x, dc to the end and in the top of the turning ch.   Ch the number needed 3 and turn.
Rep R 2&3 until you have almost a square. Dc in each st across.