Oak-Leaf Edging

Oak-Leaf Edging

Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit (fingering)
Needles: US # 3, 3.25mm
Gauge: 20 stitches =3″ (widest point) – 8 row repeat =1 7/8″
Pattern: Oak-Leaf Edging
Stitch Count Repeat: 10 sttiches
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 360
Difficult Techniques, if any: Double YO. Next row k 1st, p 2nd
Comments, if any: Garter stitch. Revisable (identical look)

Knit by: BlueZamia

Mistake-Stitch Ribbing

Mistake_rib
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (Jalapeno)
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wpi (per Ravelry yarn database)
Needles: 4.5 mm/7 US
Gauge: 20 sts/24 rows = 4″ (in stockinette stitch)
Pattern: Mistake Stitch Ribbing
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiple of 4 sts
Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 40
Comments, if any: Lays flat and is reversible.
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Grand Trefoil

Grand Trefoil
Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: US #6
Gauge: 11 sts X 18 rows over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern
Pattern: Grand Trefoil
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 5 plus 3
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting
Chapter: Lace Patterns
Page: 263

Like most lace, this pattern needs vigorous blocking or it looks a bit of a mess. I could have stretched it even more if I’d used a looser cast on and bind off and hadn’t surrounded the swatch with a garter stitch border. Walker does recommend a very loose cast on and bind off in the book. It’s a garter-based lace and as such, is reversible and does not curl. No picture of the back this time. The book appears to show the pattern in a crochet cotton thread or lace-weight type of yarn so I thought I’d try it in worsted weighted weight. A very easy pattern but it helps to pay attention as picking up dropped stitches is a challenge.

Knit by: phoenix

Double Faggoting

Double Faggoting

Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Wraps Per Inch: 11-12 wpi
Needles: US #4
Gauge: (relaxed)16 sts X 22 rows over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern. Will vary greatly depending on blocking.
Pattern: Double Faggoting
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 plus 1.
Book: Charted Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting
Chapter: Uncharted Miscellany
Page: 251

Notes: A reversible stitch. Knit in a fine yarn on large needles it’s lacier, but still has an accordion-like effect (see pics 3 & 4). However, as Walker notes, in a dk-worsted weight like Fixation and knit on small needles, it has the elasticity of regular ribbing. It has to be stretched or blocked to see the lacy effect. Relaxed, it is very compact and dense. See second pic.

Knit by: phoenix

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Pythagorean Pattern

Pythagorean Pattern
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US #6/4mm KnitPicks Options
Gauge: 5 st/inch after blocking
Pattern: Pythagorean Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 12 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 15
Notes: This swatch is two repeats wide and one repeat high (with a garter stitch border). It is perfectly reversible.

Knit by: Emilee

Rib and Welt Diagonals

Rib and Welt Diagonals

Rib and Welt Diagonals


Yarn: Red Heart Worsted
Needles: Size 7 U.S. (4.5mm)
Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Rib and Welt Diagonals
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 8 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 9
Comments: Reverse side is the same, just in the opposite direction.

Knit by: Spunknit

Seeded Rib Check

Seeded Rib Check by Spunknit

Yarn:  Patons Classic Wool
Needles:  Size 7 U.S. (4.5mm)
Gauge:  24 sts = 4 inches
Pattern:  Seeded Rib Check
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiple of 4 sts
Book:  A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page:  7
Comments, if any: This pattern lays flat, and is reversible. 

Knit by:  Spunknit

Stockinette Lace Ladders

Stockinette Lace Ladders

Stockinette Lace Ladders

Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport (Silver Sage)
Wraps Per Inch: 12 wpi
Needles: 6 US (4.00 mm)
Gauge: 26 sts = 4 in
Pattern: Stockinette Lace Ladders
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 sts
Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page:188
Comments: Beautiful on both sides and very nearly indistinguishable front to back. Looks pretty good unblocked also (but I forgot to take pictures of the unblocked swatch).

Knit by: Victoria E.

Double Garter Stitch or Back Stitch

Double Garter Swatch Solid

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino
Wraps Per Inch: 12 wpi
Needles: US #6
Gauge: 20sts X 18 rows over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern
Pattern: Double Garter or Back Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat: Any number
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting
Page: 134

This is another relatively easy stitch with instructions that looks more intimidating than it actually is. The main thing to remember which wrap is the first and which is the second, but they do appear different when you look at them. The fabric is very “smooshy” though not too dense and resembles sideways brioche. The edges are sightly different from each other. This may be something to consider. The stitch is fully reversible in one color. Adding color or stripes affects the reversibility dramatically. (See stripes below.)

Knit by: phoenix

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Knit-Purl Block Stitch

KPBlock Stitch2

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 8 wpi
Needles: US 8s/5.00 mm
Gauge: 5sts=1″
Pattern: Knit-Purl Block Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 10sts
Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 19
Comments, if any: This pattern is reversible.

Knit by: Victoria Jicha

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