Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley_swatch 01_a

Yarn: Cascade 220, color: natural
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wpi
Needles: 5mm, US size 8
Gauge: 19 stitches in 4 inches
Pattern: Lily of the Valley
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 27sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 226

Difficult Techniques: Slipping the first of the 4 stitches required to make the ‘lily’ knots can be a bit tricky because it is a little tight to get the needle inserted easily.

Comments: Barbara Walker comments that the pattern would look more lily-like if the pattern were used upside down, but, in my opinion, right side up it looks more like a true stem of Lily of the Valley.

Knit by: MichelleB007 (Ravelry ID)

Gate Pattern

Gate Pattern

Yarn:  Schachenmayr Nomotta Denim, color 53
Wraps Per Inch: 13
Needles: 4.0 mm or size 6 US
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern: Gate Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: 10 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 232

Knit by:  liakno (Ravelry)

Mist Drops

Mist Drops

Yarn:  Cascade 220, colorway 8021
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm, size 7 US
Gauge:  4.5, variable due to fluctuations in pattern
Pattern:  Mist Drops
Stitch Count Repeat:  multiple of 14 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Stitches
Page: 233

Knit by:  liakno (Ravelry)

Bear Track

Bear Track

Yarn: Cascade 220 colorway 8622
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm (size 7 US)
Gauge:  5 spi
Pattern:  Bear Track
Stitch Count Repeat: 16
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 225
Comments, if any: Stitch count increases each row because of yarn-overs and then in row 9 the extra stitches are all decreased.  I included the borders because of the nice scalloped bottom edge and the decorative garter stitch between “tracks.”

Knit by: liakno (Ravelry)

Wildflower Knot Stitch

Wildflower Knot Stitch

Yarn:  Cascade 220, colorway 8622
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm (US size 7)
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern:  Wildflower Knot Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat:  multiple of 8
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Stitches
Page:  221
Comments, if any: Extremely easy and fun to work.  It’s even prettier in real life where you can see the shadows cast by the “knots.”

Knit by: liakno (Ravelry)

Portcullis Stitch

Portcullis Stitch

Yarn:  Cascade 220
Needles: 4.5 mm, 7 US
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern:  Portcullis Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 stitches
Book:  A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page:  224

Knit by: liakno (Ravelry)

Comb Stitch, Version II

Comb Stitch v2

Yarn: Cascade 220, yellow
Needles: US #6/4mm KnitPicks Options
Gauge: 4.5 st/inch after blocking
Pattern: Comb Stitch, Version II
Stitch Count Repeat: Panel of 12 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 228
Knit by: Emilee

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

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