Left to Right: Left Wave Chain, Right Cross Chain, Left Cross Chain, Right Wave Chain
Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 14 wpi
Needles: Size 7 US (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 5.25 sts. per inch in stockinette
Pattern: 9 stitch cable crossed every 8th row
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 9 stitches
Book: A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Difficult Techniques: Requires 2 cable needles.
Yarn: Vintage Wool by Berroco
Needles: US 8, 5 mm
Gauge: 26 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm/4 inches
Pattern: Chain Link Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 7sts
Book: Charted Knitting Design: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Difficult Techniques: Cables
Comments: To create a truly square swatch, I would recommend decreasing stitches in the plain reverse stockinette before and after this pattern. The cabled portions pull the pattern in so that any portions of the swatch not cabled will ripple or buckle, even in a blockable fiber like wool.
We’ve created some special new buttons based on the winning pictures. They’re in the buttons list to the right.
It really has been a fantastic few weeks, with volunteers contributing 50 new swatches since the beginning of October. There are many more stitch patterns being worked on as we speak, so do keep an eye out for new contributions!
A big thankyou to everyone for all their hard work.
The Walker Treasury Project is back!
A big welcome to our newest volunteers who signed up over the weekend.
To celebrate our new swatch claiming system and ‘new look’ blog, we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the swatches that have already been contributed since the project was started in January 2007. We selected a variety of work, some of which comes from our most prolific contributors.
Scroll through these photos and pick your favourite :) Remember its name and cast your vote in the panel at the end of this post!
Seed Block Stitch
Chain Link Cables
Large Lacy Cables
Twin Leaf Lace
Magic Mosaic 113
Rose Trellis Lace
The poll closes at midnight (GMT), October 31st. The results will be announced shortly thereafter.
All images in this post are linked back to flickr on the individual swatch pages.