Saturday Stitch: Narrow Vandyke Edging

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: Narrow Vandyke Edging.


 Add a little flair or a decorative element to your knitting, maybe to stabilize the edge to prevent rolling or simply make your work look more finished.  Great to use on a scarf, sweater instead of a rib, blankets and throws.
Instructions
Cast on 8 stitches.
Row 1: K4, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.
Row 2: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, w2, k2tog.
Row 3: Yo, k1, kpws, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.
Row 4: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, k4.
Row 5: Yo, k6, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.
Row 6: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, w2, k2tog, w2, s1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 7: K2, kpws, k1, kpws, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.
Row 8: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, k7. Turn, bind off 5.
Repeat rows 1-8 for desired length
Abbreviations
w2 = wrap yarn twice around right needle
kpws = knit and purl the wrapped stitches

Difficulty level: Easy

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Basket Weave Moss Stitch



Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: Basket Weave Moss Stitch.



A beautiful basket weave stitch with a seed stitch twist. In this case seed stitch elements are added to the traditional basket weave stitch of stockinette and reverse stockinette. Ideal for throws and blankets either overall or border.
You need a stitch number multiple of 14 + 1 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the * as many times as you like.

Instructions

Rows 1, 3 & 5: edge st, * k5, p5, (k1, p1) x 2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st
Rows 2, 4 & 6: edge st, k1, * p1, k1, p1, k6, p5; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 7: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 8: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Rows 9, 11 & 13: edge st, * p5, (k1, p1) x 2, k5; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st
Rows 10, 12 & 14: edge st, p1, * p4, (k1, p1) x 2, k6; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 15: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 16: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Rows 17, 19 & 21: edge st, * (k1, p1) x 2, k6, p4; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Rows 18, 20 & 22: edge st, k1, * k4, p5, (k1, p1) x 2, k1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 23: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 24: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st

Repeat rows 1 through 24.
Difficulty level: Easy

Saturday Stitch: X Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: X Stitch.


X stitch is a simple and yet very elegant knit and purl stitch, that would be perfect for a luxurious set of cushions, a throw, a hand bag and even a sweater. You need a stitch number multiple of 12 + 1 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the * as many times as you like.

Instructions

Row 1: edge st, * p2, k1, p7, k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 2: edge st, k1, * k1, p1, k7, p1, k2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, * p1, k3, p5, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 4: edge st; k1, * p3, k5, p3, k1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 5: edge st, * k5, p3, k4; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st
Row 6: edge st, p1, * p4, k3, p5; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 7: edge st, * (p1, k5) x 2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 8: edge st, k1, * (p5, k1) x 2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 9: edge st, * p2, k9, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 10: edge st, k1, * k1, p9, k2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 11: edge st, * p3, k3, p1, k3, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 12: edge st, k1, * k2, p3, k1, p3, k3; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 13: edge st, * p4, (k1, p3) x 2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 14: edge st, k1, * (k3, p1) x 2, k4; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 15: same as row 11
Row 16: same as row 12
Row 17: same as row 9
Row 18: same as row 10
Row 19: same as row 7
Row 20: same as row 8
Row 21: same as row 5
Row 22: same as row 6
Row 23: same as row 3
Row 24: same as row 4
Repeat rows 1 through 24.
Difficulty level: Easy

Saturday Stitch: Tile Stitch



Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: Tile Stitch




Easy knitting stitch with rows of reverse garter and stockinette tiles. The beautiful detailing is created by embellished 2-stitch stockinette ribs. Great for scarves,cowls,blankets, throws and pillows etc.
You need a stitch number multiple of 7 + 7 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the * as many times as you like.

Instructions

Row 1 & 3: edge st, p1, * k5, p2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, k5, p1, edge st
Row 2 & 4: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Row 5, 7, 9, 11: edge st, k1, * p5, k2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p5, k1, edge st
Row 6, 8, 10, 12: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Repeat rows 1 through 12.
Difficulty level: Easy

Saturday Stitch: Bobble Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: Bobble Stitch


These cute stockinette bobbles are easy to make and can be used as a standalone stitch or as decorative elements in any knitting project.

Note: There are different techniques for making bobbles. All of them begin with making an odd number of stitches into one stitch. Then, in the more traditional technique, you need to turn the work, work the new stitches, turn the work again and decrease the stitches back to one. In the technique shown here, there is no turning of the work for the specific purpose of finishing the bobbles. This stitch forms a checkered effect of bobbles
You need a stitch number multiple of 4 + 5 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the * as many times as you like.

Instructions

Row 1: edge st, p1, * m5 (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 in the same st), p3; repeat from * to last 5 sts, m5, p3, edge st
Row 2: edge st, k3, p5, * k3, p5; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st
Row 3: edge st, p1, * k5tog, p3; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k5tog, p3, edge st
Row 4: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 5: edge st, * p3, m5; repeat from * to last 6 sts, p3, m5, p1, edge st
Row 6: edge st, k1, p5, k3, * p3, k1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 7: edge st, * p3, k5tog; repeat from * to last 10 st, p3, k5tog, k1, edge st
Row 8: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st.
Repeat rows 1 through 8.
Difficulty level: Medium

Saturday Stitch: Step Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: Step Stitch



A beautiful diagonal knitting stitch, small reverse stockinette and seed stitch rectangles are climbing their way up on stockinette steps. great on a sweater, scarf, throw etc.



Instructions

You need a stitch number multiple of 18 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the * as many times as you like.
Row 1: edge st, * k6, p1, k1, p1, k6, p3; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 2: edge st, * k3, p7, k1, p7; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 3: same as row 1
Row 4: edge st, * p3, k1, p1, k1, p6, k3, p3; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 5: edge st, * k3, p3, k7, p1, k4; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 6: same as row 4
Row 7: edge st, * p1, k1, p1, k6, p3, k6; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 8: edge st, * p6, k3, p7, k1, p1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 9: same as row 7
Row 10: edge st, * k3, p6, k1, p1, k1, p6; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 11: edge st, * k7, p1, k7, p3; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 12: same as row 10
Row 13: edge st, * k3, p3, k6, p1, k1, p1, k3; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 14: edge st, * p4, k1, p7, k3, p3; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 15: same as row 13
Row 16: edge st, * p6, k3, p6, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 17: edge st, * k1, p1, k7, p3, k6; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 18: same as row 16
Repeat rows 1 through 18.
Difficulty level:Easy

Saturday Stitch: Garlands of Leaves

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today’s stitch is: Garlands of Leaves.

Ready for Autumn a gorgeous eyelet stitch with ribs looking like leaf garlands. Suitable for sweaters, scarves, throws etc.




Instructions

You need a stitch number multiple of 10 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the * as many times as you like.
Row 1: edge st, * p2, k4, k2tog, yo, p2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 2 & all other wrong side rows: edge st, * k2, p6, k2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, * p2, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 5: edge st, * p2, yo, sl1kw, k1, psso, k4, p2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 7: edge st, * p2, yo, k1, sl1kw, k1, psso, k3, p2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Repeat rows 1 through 8.
sl1kw – slip one knitwise
Difficulty level: Medium