Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New Knit Stitch a Week: Striped fagoting

Striped fagoting

Teaching myself one new knit stitch a week, from the Complete Guide to Needlework book, c. 1979.

I cast on 20 stitches on Size 9 needles in Wool of the Andes, Firecracker Heather.

Row 1: *P4, K 2 tog, yo, K2*, P4
Row 2: *K4, P 2 tog, yo, P2*, K4

I really like this stitch - it's simple, but very pretty - the examples in the book are knit up so tightly, it makes me want to try this on much smaller needles as well. I love the fishnet-like texture on those little open bits in the middle.

Striped fagoting, wrong side

I really like the wrong side, too - all in all, quite nice.

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