Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 11 a year of stitches

Today's stitches will be

Parallelogram and single crochet ribbing

Parallelogram

This stitch is a variety of ribbing with very wide sections that are then offset.  This is easier than it sounds.  Choose your multiple of stitches or work within the numbers you have available.   The purls are equal to the knits.  My example will use multiple of 10.  In this example the shapes lean to the left at the top.

R1: *k5, p5.  Repeat from * across.
R2:  p1, * k5, p5. Repeat from * across.   End p4.
R3: p2, * k5, p5. Repeat from * across.  End p3.
R4: p3, * k5, p5. Repeat from * across. End p2.
R5: p4, * k5, p5. Repeat from * across. End p1.
R6: p5, * k5, p5. Repeat from * across.   End k5.

Repeat r 1- 6 for pattern.

Single crochet ribbing

Any number of stitches.

Ch the number needed plus 1.

R1:  In 2nd ch from hook and each ch, sc. Ch 1 and turn.

R2: in each sc, sc in each sc in the back loop only. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat r2 until you have a square.

This stitch has vertical stretch and a ridge running across the row.