Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Knit Stitch a Week: Fern Stitch

Fern Stitch

Teaching myself one new knit stitch a week from the Complete Guide to Needlework book, c. 1979, and other sources. This stitch is from the Complete Guide to Needlework.

So far, this is the most complicated knitting pattern I've *successfully* attempted. :) It looks a bit like the Baby Fern, but as you can surmise, it's more than a bit larger.

These are unblocked samples, and a bit curly on the edges -
I'll snap a pic of the blocked versions, and show that off soon.
Blocked samples below - as you can see, it makes quite a difference in terms of size and shape:

Fern stitch, blocked

I used size 6 needles -
green: Louise Harding Grace Silk & Wool, color 26 - 58 stitches
pink: cotton blend (?) yarn from my stash - 29 stitches

Multiple of 29 stitches.
Row 1: *K1, sl1, K2 tog, psso, K9, yo, K1, yo, P2, yo, K1, yo, K9, sl1, K2 tog, psso*
Row 2 and alt rows: *P13, K2, P14*
Row 3: *K1, sl1, K2 tog, psso, K8, (yo, K1) twice, P2, (K1, yo) twice, K8, sl1, K2 tog, psso*
Row 5: *K1, sl1, K2 tog, psso, K7, yo, K1, yo, K2, P2, K2, yo, K1, yo, K7, sl1, K2 tog, psso*
Row 7: *K1, sl1, K2 tog, psso, K6, yo, K1, yo, K3, P2, K3, yo, K1, yo, K6, sl1, K2 tog, psso*
Row 9: *K1, sl1, K2 tog, psso, K5, yo, K1, yo, K4, P2, K4, yo, K1, yo, K5, sl1, K2 tog, psso*

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