Wednesday, June 18, 2014
New Knit Stitch a Week: Stocking heel stitch
Teaching myself one new knit stitch a week, from the Complete Guide to Needlework book, c. 1979.
I cast on 13 stitches on size 9 needles - left: Wool-Ease in Oxford Gray; right: a random chunky acrylic yarn in my stash.
Row 1: *K1 sl 1* , K 1
Row 2: purl
What I like about this stitch is its chunkiness - it looks like a K1,P1 rib, but is SO much faster to stitch. It's kind of raised and textur-y, and very easy to work.
The back is really pretty too, a kind of woven look:
I am wondering how much it would curl on the edges on a larger piece, like a scarf. The chunky acrylic piece was already curling a bit on each side...
Still, I'd love to try this on a scarf!