Friday, March 01, 2013

LATTICE STITCH

STITCH OF THE MONTH - March 2013

The lattice cable stitch pattern produces a raised lattice (or diamond) texture against a stockinette stitch background.  The cable stitches are knit using both left and right twists which are produced by crossing two stitches over one another without using a cable needle.


How to Knit the Left and Right Twists
Left Twist (LT) - Skip the first stitch and knit the second stitch through the back loop keeping the stitch on the needle, and then knit the skipped stitch.  Slip both stitches from the needle together.
Right Twist (RT) - Skip the first stitch and knit the second stitch keeping the stitch on the needle, then knit the skipped stitch.  Slip both stitches from the needle together.

Lattice Cable Stitch Pattern
(Multiples of 8 stitches + 2 stitches)
Row 1 (WS) and all other WS rows:  Purl.
Row 2:         K1, *LT, k4, RT; rep from *, end k1.
Row 4          K2, *LT, k2, RT, k2; rep from *.
Row 6          K3, *LT, RT, k4; rep from *, end LT, RT, k3.
Row 8          K4, *RT, k6; rep from *, end RT, k4.
Row 10        K3, *RT, LT, k4; rep from *, end last repeat k3.
Row 12        K2, *RT, k2, LT, k2; rep from *.
Row 14        K1, *RT, k4, LT; rep from *, end K1.
Row 16        K8, *LT, k6; rep from *, end k2.
These 16 rows form the Lattice Cable stitch pattern.

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