Saturday, February 01, 2014


STITCH OF THE MONTH – February 2014
The Parasol stitch is a vertical lace stitch pattern that resembles parasols. The pattern is worked over 17 stitches on a background of stockinette stitch.

A lace panel is a creative way to add textured detail and contrast to a garment. It can be incorporated as a pattern one the front edging of a cardigan, the length of a sleeve, a center panel on a pullover or throughout the garment.

Stitch markers help identify the beginning (and the end) of the panel while knitting.

Parasol Stitch
Row 1 (RS) yo, k1 [p3, k1] 4 times, yo
Row 2 and every even row     Purl
Row 3          K1, yo, k1, [p3, k1] 4 times, yo, k1 (19 sts)
Row 5          K2, yo, k1 [p3, k1] 4 times, yo, k2 (21 sts)
Row 7          K3, yo, k1 [p2tog, p1, k1] 4 times, yo, k3 (23 sts)
Row 9          K4, yo, k1 [p2tog, k1] 4 times, yo, k4 (25 sts)
Row 11        K5, yo, k1 [k3tog, k1] twice, yo, k5 (17 sts)
Row 12        Purl
These 12 rows form the Parasol stitch.
Note: Count the stiches only after the 11th and 12th rows of the pattern.

K3tog   knit 3 stitches together
p2tog   purl 2 stitches together
rep       repeat
RS       right side
yo        yarn over

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