Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Variation on Garter Slip Stitch

Garter Slip Stitch Variation
 I like this one very much.  Gives a very firm texture and a pleasing appearance.  I'm not really a fan of garter stitch - always looks a bit home made, but when you get the little 'V' shapes in the slip, it adds some life.

It really starts to sing when you add another colour.  The Contrast colour (the purple) looks a little like beading and I wonder what the effect would be if the Contrast was done in a glittery yarn.  Very party girl I think.

A Tweedy Effect for Sophistication
Multiple of 2+1
1st row : (right side) Knit
2nd row : Knit
3rd row : K1, *sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to end.
4th row : K1, *yf, sl1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to end.

For the colour variation, work rows 1 and 2 in Main colour and rows 3 and 4 in Contrast.