Tuesday, June 03, 2014

STAGGERED EYELET STITCH

STITCH OF THE MONTH - June 2014
The Staggered Eyelet stitch pattern produces a pretty all over eyelet pattern. The eyelets are produced by creating both a yarn over and a decrease. Working these two together creates the eyelet (or a 'hole') in the fabric and maintains the stitch count.

The simplicity of the eyelet stitch works well for feminine items (such as shawls) or baby clothes. Ribbon can be woven through a row of the eyelets to create a decorative feature or it can be used as a drawstring.



Staggered Eyelets
(Multiples of 4 sts + 3)
Row 1   Knit.
Row 2   Purl.
Row 3   *K2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 4   Purl.
Row 5   Knit.
Row 6   Purl.
Row 7   *K2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 8   Purl.
These 8 rows form the Staggered Eyelet stitch pattern.

Abbreviations
k2tog     knit 2 stitches together
yo          yarn over

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