Thursday, 27 February 2014

Bunches of Grapes

I have used the stitch pattern below and incorporated it in to one of my mohair lace scarves.

I have had some brilliant comments from people as to how beautiful the pattern is, so I thought I would share it with you. It did take me a little time to understand each row and there are still a couple of rows that I find a little confusing, so you may need to concentrate extra hard to get through those.

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I used Rowan's KidSilk Haze yarn on 7mm knitting needles.

Instructions

Cast on a multiple of 10 + 1 stitch. 

Suggest you add on a few stitches (say 3 ) to use for selvedge stitches and then knit these 3 stitches at each end of the row on ALL rows. 

The stitches in the square brackets [] are the pattern repeat. If you make the item wide enough you can get in to a routine with these. 

The stitches at the beginning of the row tend to mimic the end of the pattern repeat and replace the k3tog by a k2tog or a k3 by a k2. Same with the stitches at the end of the row, they mimic the start of the pattern repeat in the same way.



Row 1: k2tog, k3, [ yo, k1, yo, k3, k3tog, k3 ] , repeat [] to last 6 sts, then yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog.


Row 2 and every even numbered row: purl all stitches.


Row 3: k2tog, k2, yo, [ k3, yo, k2, k3tog, k2, yo ] , repeat [] to last 7 sts, k3, yo, k2, k2tog.


Row 5: k2tog, k1, yo, k1, [ yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, k1 ] , repeat from [] to last 7 sts, then yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog.


Row 7: k2tog, yo, k2, [ k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k2 ], repeat [] to last 7 sts, then k5, yo, k2tog.


Row 9: k2, yo, k3tog, [ yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog ], repeat [] to last 6 sts, then yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k2.


Row 11: knit all stitches.


Row 13: k1, yo, k2, [ k1, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k2 ] , repeat from [] to last 8 sts, then k1, k3tog, k3, yo, k1.


Row 15: k2, yo, k1, [k1, k3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k1], repeat from [] to last 8 sts, then k1, k3tog, k2, yo, k2.


Row 17: k2tog, yo, k1, yo, [ k1, k3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo ], repeat [] to last 8 sts, then k1, k3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog.


Row 19: k4, [ yo, k3tog, yo, k7 ], repeat from [] to last 7 sts, then yo, k3tog, yo, k4.


Row 21:k1, yo, k3tog, yo, [ k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo ], repeat [] to last 7 sts, then k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1.


Row 23: knit all stitches.


Repeat rows 1-24 till necessary for completing your item.


Have fun x 




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