Yarn: Cervinia’s Tajmajal
Wraps Per Inch: 16 w.p.i.
Needles: Size 6 (4mm)
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch
Pattern: Porcupine Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiples of 12 stitches
Book: A Second Treasure of Knitting Patterns
Notes: The stitch can be a little tough to follow initially, because the lace pattern is not obvious. Stick with it, however, and you have an interesting, completely reversible lace pattern!
Knit by: Laurie
Here is a close up of the porcupine stitch:
I have used this stitch very successfully with Moebius scarves. The stitch pattern makes grafting relatively easy because there are three rows of stockinette. Just use a provisional cast on and start on row 4 of the pattern. End on row 2, and your graft will serve as row 3! There is also a nice shrug in this pattern at http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTido.html