Vertical Drop-Stitch

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Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino

Needles: 2.5mm bamboo

Gauge: 7 sts in stockingette

Pattern: Vertical Drop Stitch

Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 8 sts

Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns

Page: 219

Notes: Easy as pie. Reverse shows a slightly bowing rib. Easy to work in the round as I did here for these fingerless mitts. Would look incredible with beads placed on the ‘rungs’. I found that the knit sts on either side of a ‘ladder’ opened and looked less tidy than the ones that Walker was able to do in the book.

Knit by: Poppins

6 Responses to “Vertical Drop-Stitch”

  1. missbitesalot Says:

    This is pretty! I’m drooling over your yarn! It looks very elastic–is it loose or is it more like a ribbing?

  2. prairiepoppins Says:

    Because the ‘ladder’ sections alternate, it really does behave much like regular ribbing. It’s stretchy, not floppy.

  3. nrrdgrrl Says:

    tsk! just when i thought my swatch was nice enough to send here you beat me to it :D congrats, looks neat.

  4. editorgrrl Says:

    This blogger knit the stitches on either side of the ladders through the back loop (a la Clapotis) to tighten them up:
    http://kidsandknits.blogspot.com/2006/11/knitting-add.html

  5. Laura Says:

    I did this in Sea Silk and it is just just lovely.

  6. Sherri Says:

    editorgrrrl, thanks for the tip. I have been knitting this pattern to and have been very disappointed at the way the stitches on either side get fat and droopy.


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