This week’s pattern
This week we are going a bit retro.
Arthur’s mum asked me to knit him a little vest and going through my patterns – most of which were pretty retro – I came across a little tank top that just fitted the bill.
It is knitted in 4ply wool and has contrasting stripes. Instead of a contrasting colour, I have decided to use contrasting stitches and have formed a band of reverse stocking stitch in varying depths to break the plain look of this little beauty.
I plan to knit the tank top a bit longer too.
Way back in the ’70s, we wore things up around the waist, today, that would just look plain short.
A few extra rows is all it will take to bring it up-to-date. For a .pdf of the original pattern please click here. I will post updates regularly.
This week’s stitch is Strawberry Stitch. Once again when looking for a youTube tutorial, I found several different techniques for this stitch, but have gone with the instructions from my little book.
I am sure it would make a lovely pattern in any weight yarn. To prove so, I did the sampler in 8ply acrylic and the pattern came out well.
The stitch is made up of a multiple 12 stitches plus one. There are 10 rows in this pattern, which is a little more complicated than our previous stitch.
Row 1: (RS) S1, k1, psso, *k4, yo, k1, yo,k4, s1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat s1, k1, psso, instead of s1, k2tog, psso.
Row 2: P2tog, *(p3, yo,) twice, p3, p3tog,; rep from *, end last repeat p2tog instead of p3tog.
Row 3: S1, k1, psso, *k2, yo, k5, yo,k2, s1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat s1, k1, psso, instead of s1, k2tog, psso.
Row4: P2tog, *p1, yo, p7, yo, p1, p3tog; rep from *, end last repeat p2tog instead of p3tog.
Row 5: S1, k1, psso, *k9, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep from *, end last repeat s1, k1, psso, instead of s1, k2tog, psso.
Row 6: P1, *yo, p4, p3tog, p4, yo, p1; rep from *
Row 7: K2, *yo, k3, s1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k2.
Row 8: P3, *yo, p2, p3tog, p2, yo, p5; rep from *, end last repeat p3.
Row 9: K4, *yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k4.
Row 10 P5, *yo, p3tog, yo, p9; rep from *, end last repeat p5.
Repeat rows 1 to 10.
Knitted scarves for cats?
We all know how much the Japanese love their animals. For the latest in feline fashion in Japan read on. I would love to get into the market for making these.
At US$17 plus per item, think how many you would get out of a ball of wool and how little time they would take to knit. You could really make a killing.
And to finish off, I think this little
gem says it all.