Hello to you! I am so excited to participate in a guest post series here on the DellaQ blog!To kick this new venture off I decided to share a textured yet fairly easy stitch with you guys! It’s called the Long Textured stitch and can literally be used in a tons of projects like a scarf (yes please), a pillow and why not a blanket! Try playing around with colors and you can even create a stunning and highly textured piece of knitting!
CO: Cast On
WS: Wrong Side
RS: Right side
SL: always slip stitch purl wise
wyif : with yarn in front
wyib : with yarn in back
Before we begin, let’s explain what wyif and wyib abbreviations stand for!
These two abbreviations basically refer to is the position of your working yarn in relation to your knitting. When you’re getting ready to work a purl stitch, you make sure that you’re holding the yarn in front, and when you’re going to knit a stitch, you make sure that the yarn is being held to the back.
With these instructions, you’re being directed to put your yarn in front (as if to purl) or back (as if to knit), but without working a knit or purl stitch at that point. It only refers to the position of the yarn, not the next action.
Also when slipping a stich keep in mind you are always going to slip purlwise (as if to purl). In other words, move the yarn to the front or the back, slip the st from the left needle to the right needle purlwise, then move the yarn to the back to knit 1.
CO an odd number of stitches (I had 25 sts)
Row 1 (WS): Purl
Row 2 (RS): K1, * sl 1 wyib, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: P1, * sl 1 wyif, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: K1, * sl 1 wyib, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: K2, * sl 1 wyib, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: P2, * sl 1 wyif, p1; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 8: K2, * sl 1 wyib, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Repeat rows 1 to 8 for stitch pattern.
To maintain a nice edge, you can add +1 edge stitch on each side.
On the RS: sl the first stitch knitwise; knit the last stitch
On the WS: sl the first stitch purlwise; purl the last stitch
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Our thanks to Tanya Eberhardt, Blogger and Knit Designer. Tanya lives in Thessaloni, Greece.
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