View Full Version : your favorite stitch pattern?
07-27-2010, 11:48 AM
I always like to learn new things. So I stumble upon a lot of stitch patterns (I mean patterns with a certain look that you repeat for pieces of knitting, no complicated charts, but just patterns)
of course almost everybody knows pearl or moss stitch. But there are soooo many more...
I lately made my first bamboo stitch scarf.
I like the Heringbone pattern I saw here lately.
I like the raspberry pattern.
What are your all time favorites, your novelties, the crasiest thing out there, your secret cravings....?
I just hope that everybody can contribute and everybody can take some input home...
I hope to start a nice collection here to go back to for input and choice.
07-27-2010, 04:50 PM
There's a ton of stitch patterns to add to your collection at the Knitting Fool (http://www.knittingfool.com) site, at Knitting on the Net (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm), Knitting pattern Central (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php) and if you want to try out some patterns on dishcloths, there's 5 pages of them at the Dishcloth Boutique (http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/knitting.html).
Lately I've discovered the Trinity/Blackberry/Bramble stitch, especially with thin yarn on large needles. It's known by all three names but is the same.
07-28-2010, 05:52 PM
thanks for those collections. That will keep me browsing forever, mh?
is blackberry stitch like raspberry?
I want to make this bolero soon:
I want a bolero, this does not look too flimsy and the stitch I had wanted to try for a while!
07-29-2010, 12:00 AM
The blackberry/trinity/bramble stitch is done over 4 sts - k1, yo, k1 all in one stitch, k3tog and repeat. It's the same as done in the pattern, I just prefer k yo, k rather than kpk into the one stitch. This shouldn't be too floppy.
07-29-2010, 01:03 AM
I think "double moss" stitch is really attractive with most yarns. And I like "faux rib" as a pattern stitch as well. They both create an interesting texture, without adding bulk, and they're beautiful with plain colors as well as self-striping (like NORO) or tweedy yarns.
YOKE: double moss
CUFFS & HEM: faux rib (sometimes called broken rib)
BODY stitch: faux rib
BODY stitch: faux rib
YOKE: double moss
CUFFS & HEM: faux rib
I know they aren't unusual stitches, but I find myself drawn to them many times.
I also like good ole basketweave stitch. A nice basic. And garter stitch, believe it or not!
07-29-2010, 05:15 AM
that is some beautiful output you have there! Great!
Is faux rib that pattern I saw in Iceland this year (and instantly had to make) but do not have a name for?
I really like this, so please let me know if it has a name:
RS row: knit purl knit purl...
WS row: purl all stitches
repeat these 2 rows.
Whatever it is: it looks great!
07-29-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm still a definite newbie, so my experience is limited, but I am loving rice stitch (also sometimes called sand stitch, I think?) right now. It is easy to do and look a little more "jazzy" than seed stitch.
07-29-2010, 12:05 PM
Well, I'm a sock junkie so the patterns I like are mostly for work in the round. I LOVE the "Broad Sprial Rib" from Barbara Walker's First Treasury. It looks like cables, but you don't need a cable needle. Sneaky. I'd write the pattern out here but I don't know if that's appropriate. I love it though.
I also love the thermal stitch found here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html
I've made this sweater and made socks in this pattern too. It's easy but looks super.
07-29-2010, 04:08 PM
When browsing suzees links I found this one. I will have to try it:
Lace Rib http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=281
07-30-2010, 03:37 AM
Yes, that's it. You can do it RS: K-P-K-P and WS: purl all, or knit all.
Or, you can do it WS facing: K-P-K-P, with RS all purl or all knit.
07-30-2010, 04:24 AM
Ha! My stitch has a name. I thought it should have ;)
I saw it on a very awesome wool pullover in Iceland this spring:
a boxy pullover in white natural wool, thick yarn.
it was all plain except for a band of this pattern spanning across at about hip bone hight around the whole pullover.
That was knitting understatement.
The pullover was expensive but the pattern idea I just took for free. ;) And instantly used it on a baby jacket for the bottom hem, button hole rows and top collar. Felt great in angora ;)
07-30-2010, 06:05 AM
I love linen stitch. I use it a a trim on things as it adds strength as well as being pretty. Heading for a look at the blackberry stitch now - sounds good
07-30-2010, 11:19 AM
I jet have to use linen stitch. I made a swatch when I found it and liked it a lot. I might incorporate this into my shirt-pattern.
About linen stitch: I am currently looking for instructions or trying to understand "linen ridge stitch" - basically forms elevated purl arches that then form a grid, when they are offset by 1 stitch.
The thread about the lateral braids has the pattern and the instruction. Have you come across it? Do you know how it works?
It really bugs me not to know this one!
01-31-2012, 11:31 PM
Hello, All! :hug:
Just wondering if anyone ever figured out the mystery code to achieving the "what-it's-supposed-to-look-like-if-you-do-it-correctly" result for the Linen Ridge stitch patt (not just the Linen stitch pattern)...
As with a few others, I was introduce to this attrative stitch patt via "Treads," the very cute fingerTIPless mitts pattern from RAVELRY...and can't for the life of me discern why I'm not achieving the results that others have (and rather easily it seems, according to most). I've followed the directions carefully, over and over and over and over and...well, you get the point.
I sent a messg to the designer, and for a brief spell we pondered if maybe it had to do with the manner in which Continental vs English methods are used in creating the stitches (she said she's self-taught English-style, while I'm self-taught Continental). She also mentioned that it continues to puzzle her why some knitters are able to produce the pattern with zero problems, while others (myself included here) have not been as successful.
I told her that since I know how to knit both ways (albeit with the English method, I'm more than awkward and far too slow. I overwhelmingly prefer Continental...and I'm right-handed to boot!)...that I'd try it out and let her know of my results.
So, I found myself some scrap yarn (had to set the Malabrigo aside before it became the overly tortured victim of frogiside) and cast on 84 stitches, dividing them in half. Worked the stitch patt over the first 42 sts using the English method, and then switched to Continental for the remaining 42. Other than the way the stitches themselves were turned (w/one method, the working stitches face toward the knitter, whereas w/the other method, the stitches face away), there was NO difference as to whether or not I was able to achieve the intended results...because I wasn't able to...using either method!!!!!
I even wondered for a split second if I were following stitch patt instructions for flat knitting vs in-the-round...and that maybe I was following an older version of the patt and hadn't updated it (now wouldn't that would explain a lot?!) But almost immediately, I realize it couldn't be so easy, for if it were, someone else would have surely discovered as much long ago.
I'm pretty much to the point where I'm now looking for alternative patt to the Linen Ridge , because I just don't know what it is I'm doing wrong. :?? While it's awful others have experienced the same failure as I, I must admit it is a bit of a relief that it isn't "just me." Aye yi yi! :frog: What's a knitter to do?!
I know it's been some time since people have commented on the topic, but I thought I'd try anyway to see if anyone has discovered what the issue is. I'd really like to use THIS stitch pattern because it's what attracted me to the gloves to begin with, so ANY help would be greatly appreciated! :hug:
p.s. I'm on RAVELRY as knitterbug13. Stop by and say hi! :hug:
02-01-2012, 12:51 AM
So what is the linen ridge stitch pattern?