Figure-Eight Cable

Figure 8 Cable

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch:
Needles: 4.5 MM, US7
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch/Stockinette
Pattern: Figure-Eight Cable
Stitch Count Repeat:  Panel of 12 sts.
Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 259
Comments: This is a very quick and easy panel especially if you can cable without a cable needle.

Knit by: Kristie Tuthill

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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

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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