Crazy Maypole

Yarn: Marriner 3-ply
Needles: 2.5mm (US 1 1/2)
Gauge: 13 stitches to the inch
Pattern: Crazy Maypole
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiples of 18
Book: A Secondary Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 195-6
Difficult Techniques, if any: Keeping an even tension for the bobbles can take a few attempts, if these are your first introduction to the genre!

Knit by: tangwystyl

Austrian Block Pattern

Austrian Block Square

Yarn:  Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm, 7 US
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern: Austrian Block Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: multiple of 10 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Stitch Patterns
Page:  146
Comments, if any: It’s helpful to read the introduction to this chapter to try out Walker’s alternate way of making the right and left twist.  I think perhaps the left twist was indeed slightly tighter and neater.  This block was a lot of fun to do and was very easy.

I’ve included a picture of the pattern unblocked below.

Knit by: liakno (ravelry)

<Ausrian Block unblocked>

Pier-Glass Pattern

Pier-Glass Pattern
Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: US #6
Gauge: 22 sts X 26 rows over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern
Pattern: Pier-Glass Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 13 plus 1
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting
Chapter: Twist-Stitch Patterns
Page: 148

Knit by: phoenix

Notes: Not as elastic as ribbing, but a stretchy fabric. Walker recommends knitting with smallish needles and I agree that it looks best when knit at a tighter gauge than recommended for the yarn. If I did it again, I’d probably go down at least a needle size.
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Rapunzel’s Braid

Rapunzel

Yarn: Cascade 220, yellow
Needles: US #6/4mm KnitPicks Options
Gauge: 4.5 st/inch after blocking
Pattern: Rapunzel’s Braid
Stitch Count Repeat: Panel of 12 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 157
Knit by: Emilee

Note: This swatch shows three vertical repeats and two horizontal repeats.

Knit-Twist Lattice with Lace

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino
Needles: 4.5 mm US size 7
Gauge: 5 stitches= 1 inch
Pattern: Knit-Twist Lattice with Lace
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiple of  14 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 153

Knit by: yarnchef

Twilled Stripe Pattern

Twilled Stripe Pattern

Twilled Stripe Pattern

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Needles: Size 7 U.S. (4.5mm)
Gauge: 23 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Twilled Stripe Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 7 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 147
Difficulties: Learning the twist stitch took a little bit of time, but it worked quickly once I figured it out.
Comments: I really like this pattern. It doesn’t have the depth of a cable, but it is simple,quick and easy to accomplish.

Knit by: Spunknit

Purl Twist Knot

Purl Twist Knot by Spunknit

Purl Twist Knot by Spunknit


Yarn: Patons Classic Wool
Needles: Siz 7 U.S. (4.5mm)
Gauge: 24 stst = 4 inches
Pattern: Purl Twist Knot
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 144
Difficult Techniques: It takes a little time to get used to knitting between the stitches.
Comments: Has a slight bias pull.

Knit by: Spunknit

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