Monday, December 01, 2014


STITCH OF THE MONTH - December 2014
St. John's Wort is an all-over slipped-stitch lace pattern that resembles small flowers. The pattern is worked over a four-row repeat. Slipped stitches are worked over two stitches on the right side which decreases the number of stitches on the row. These stitches are increased with a yarn over on the purl (wrong side) rows. Therefore, the stitches should only be counted once a purl row has been completed.

St. John's Wort is an herbal plant known for its anti-depressant properties and studies have shown that knitting can be a natural anti-depressant. How perfect there would be a lovely knitting stitch named after this medicinal plant.

St. John's Wort Lace Stitch
(Multiples of 6 stitches plus 2)
Row 1 (RS)  k1, *sl1, k2, psso, k3; repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 2  P5, *yo, p5; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, p2
Row 3  k1, *K3, sl1, k2, psso; repeat from * to end, k1
Row 4  P2, *yo, p5; repeat from * to end
These 4 rows form the St. John's Wort Lace Stitch Pattern

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