Monday, April 18, 2016
ColourSpun in Stitches
I have a pile of swatches on a shelf in my studio that are often my inspiration when I'm not sure what stitch pattern or yarn I want to use. They are all knit in ColourSpun and show me exactly how my yarn looks and behaves in different stitches. Although I can't share the feel here, I can share the look and instructions for you to create a pile of your own. I'll be adding new ones from time to time, so check back often. All the yarn used is available here
Happy Knitting :)
Although it looks complicated, the bamboo stitch is easy enough for beginners ready to move on from stocking stitch. All it involves is passing a “yarn over” over 2 knit stitches and the result is a firm fabric with an interesting texture on both sides. It works well with all types of yarn and looks really good using multi-coloured yarn. Starting a row with a yarn over can be tricky so this sample has a selvage stitch at the beginning and end of each row.
You will need
ColourSpun Pure Merino Aran - available here
4.5mm Knitting needles
YO Yarn over
PYOO2 Pass YO over 2 stitches
Cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: K1; (YO; K2; PYOO2) to last st; K1
Row 2 and 4: Purl
Row 3: K2; (YO; K2; PYOO2) to last st; K2
Repeat these 4 rows for your pattern.
Cast off on row 2 or 4.