Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 22 A Year of Stitches

Today's stitches will be

Eye of the Partridge and Hairpin lace

Eye of the Partridge

This is another popular slip stitch pattern utilized for heel flaps on hand knit socks.

Odd number of stitches.

R1: (RS) - * k1, sl 1 wyib.  Rep from * across, ending k 1.
R2 & 4: P
R3: k1, * k1, sl 1 wyib.  Rep from * across, ending k2

Rep  R 1 - 4 until you have a square or your project is finished.

Hairpin Lace

You will need a hairpin lace loom.

Place the tines of the fork 1 inch apart.

Use the instructions that come with the loom to create the strips.  Before removing the strip from the loom, run a strand of yarn along the tines in the loops to keep them in order and from getting lost.  Count the loops.  Make the same number of loops for each.  Create 5 strips.

Lay strip 1 & 2 side by side, hook one loop from the left through one loop on the right and go back and forth.
Lay strip 3 next to 2, hook 2 loops from the left through 2 loops on the right and go back and forth.
Lay strip 4 next to 3, hook 3 loops from the left through 3 loops on the right and go back and forth.
Lay strip 5 next to 4, hook 5 loops from the left through 5 loops on the right and go back and forth.

Attach yarn to a corner, sc in each loop along the side, * ch across to sc in the center sc, ch across to the joining, sc in the joining, ch across to sc in the center sc.  Rep from * across to the corner, sc in each loop along the side.  Rep from * across.  Join with sl st in top of the first sc.