Stitches – Week 10 – Wrapped Smocking Stitch

Following on from last week’s fancy stitch, this week try your hand at wrapped smocking stitch. Knit a sample and add to your collection. Worked over a multiple of 8sts plus 2 Smocking = Insert right needle from front to back between the sixth & seventh stitches on your left…

View Post

Stitches – Week 9 – Quilted Slipped Stitch

These past few months the trend seems to have been knitted jumpers and cardigans using quilted or smocking stitches. These stitches create amazing effects and often look quite complicated. They are however super simple in most cases. Why not add this weeks stitch to your samples. Worked over a multiple…

View Post

Stitches – Some General Notes

Hello friends, how have you been? I hope all is well with you and you are keeping your spirits up during these uncertain times. Here in Wales we are still finding ourselves in total lockdown, but there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccinations are…

View Post

Stitches – Week 8 – Diamonds

If you don’t want a stitch quite as raised as last weeks Trellis, than Diamonds might be worth giving a try. Worked over a multiple of 12 sts plus 1 Row 1 (RS): *k6, p1, k5; rep from *, ending k1. Row 2: P1, *p4, k1, p1, k1, p5; rep.…

View Post

Stitches – Week 7 – Trellis

The beautiful and versatile Trellis pattern looks great as a border on jumpers or all-over on shawls alike. The slightly raised surface is a real eye catching motive, give it a go and see what you think. Worked over a multiple of 8 sts plus 2 FS (front slip) –…

View Post