- Pattern - 12 stitches by 20 rows - Sample - 25 stitches +2 by 40 + 6 rows
- columns of leaves with reverse stockinette stitch diamonds between the columns - lays extremely flat and looks very nice on the reverse - YO forms the center line in the bottom half of the leaf with a decrease angled in the appropriate direction on the edge of the leaf. The top half of the leaf as a YO on the outside edge of the line of decreases.
- would make a nice scarf or shawl when you want it to be reversible
Pattern - 14 stitches + 1 by 16 rows Sample - 25 stitches +2 by 32 + 6 rows
- very textured, 3 dimensional patterns of offsetting leaf columns - curves a lot on all sides - YO forms the center line in the bottom half of the leaf and the decreases are the center stitch in the top half of the leaf. - Doesn't lay as nice as #1 especially for the reverse side.
First pattern in the book so will do a few at least in order. They are grouped in categories so may get tired of the category and will have to mix them up.
Settled on Berroco DK Sport yarn White as I have several balls purchased for a baby shawl and it was not required, it is a reasonable price of $3.99 for 165 meters / 178 yards, and a fairly nice feeling yarn with 50% nylon and 50% acrylic. Using a 4.5 metric / US 7 short circuler Bryspun knitting needle. Working 3 rows of moss stitch top and bottom with 1 slipped stitch on each edge.
Book - 300 Grouping - Leaf
- Pattern - 16 stitches + 1 by 21 rows - Sample 25 stitches +2 by 50 + 6 rows
- very textured, 3 dimensional patterns of offset leaves with 2 reverse stockinette stitch between to "push" the leaf forward. - curves a lot on all sides - YO forms the center line in the bottom half of the leaf and the decreases are on the outside edges of the top half of the leaf. - not fully reversible but it does look fairly nice on the wrong side.
So many garments and scarfs and shawls and hats are developed just by picking a stitch pattern. It is how they are combined that makes the big difference. Knowing how a stitch will make up certainly helps to get the mind thinking in the various ways that they could be used.
At the Knitters' Frolic in Toronto I purchased a Japanese pattern book of 300 different patterns. Many of the patterns I haven't seen in the pattern books that I have. So as a break from my big projects, a change of needle and threads from my present knitting, a change in thought patterns and as a challenge for myself, I have started knitting patterns from the book.
It will be interesting to see if I can keep this up and how many I do get made up and what will come of them. I certainly don't intend to stay with the one book but it will hopefully be the main focus.
With so few readers I hope you'll excuse me in this self-indulgent venture and enjoy your visit to this site. Maybe it will challenge you in some way.