English Rose Tweed

English Rose Tweed

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm (size 7 US)
Gauge: 4.5 spi
Pattern: English Rose Tweed
Stitch Count Repeat: Even number of stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 107
Comments, if any: Very easy and fun to work. As Walker points out, be careful not to cast on too many stitches as the pattern “spreads out.” The reverse is interesting, as well, so this would be a good pattern for something where the inside or reverse side is also visible. (Please see WS photo below.)

Knit by: liakno

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North Star Pattern

North Star

Yarn:  Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm, size 7 US
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern:  North Star Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 6 stitches
Book:  A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 99
Comments, if any: The dip stitches were easy and fun to do.  The yarn that is carried in back must be kept loose or the pattern will pull in.

Knit by: liakno

Three-Color Daisy Stitch

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino
Needles: 4.5 mm US size 7
Gauge: 6 stitches= 1 inch
Pattern: Three-Color Daisy Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiple of  4 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 107
Comments: working this stitch is pretty hard on the hands.

Knit by: yarnchef

Short Row Pattern

Short-Row-Pattern

Yarn: Blue is Cascade 220; white is Pattons Wool
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wpi
Needles: US 8s/5.00 mm
Gauge: 5 sts=1″
Pattern: Short Row Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiple of 22 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 91

Comments: These short rows do not involve wrap-and-turns; do be careful about pulling the edge stitches too tight.

Knit by: vjicha

String of Purls

String of Pearls

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wpi
Needles: US 8s/5.00 mm
Gauge: 5sts=1″
Pattern: String of Purls
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 12 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 91
Comments, if any: This is a “Turning” pattern and some sts are slipped. While Walker does not indicate how to slip the sts, the work looked much better when I slipped them knitwise.

Knit by: Victoria Jicha

Leaning Stripe Pattern

Leaning Stripe Pattern

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wpi
Needles: US 8s/5.00 mm
Gauge: 4sts=1″
Pattern: Leaning Stripe Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 8sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 90
Comments, if any: Twisted stitches and stranded yarn on ws create a dense fabric.

Knit by: Victoria Jicha

Alternating Rickrack Stripe

AlternatingRickrackStripe

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wpi
Needles: US 8s/5.00 mm
Gauge: 4.4 sts=1″
Pattern: Alternating Rickrack Stripe
Stitch Count Repeat: Even number of sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 89
Comments, if any: As Rickrack Stripe, this pattern tends to skew to the left. As you can see, it is a spacey, light fabric.

Knit by: Victoria Jicha

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