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Please suggest a knit stitch to me

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twiglet59 Fri 04-Oct-13 19:22:26

Can anyone help? I am trying to finish off a v neck knitted jumper. It is in rib and in the pattern they have printed is a cast off stitch that I am not familiar with. I can't understand it. Here goes k1, p1 28 times, p1) insert right hand needle into 2nd then 1st stitch on left hand needle as if k2 together, k1 then slip both sts over p1. Does anyone know if this type of stitch has a name if I could look it up on the internet?

IDugUpADiamond Tue 01-Oct-13 20:01:43

Okay I think it's going to be double moss

tribpot Sun 29-Sep-13 16:18:49

The designer Stephen West has just published this which you might like!

roguepixie Fri 27-Sep-13 15:45:56

Brioche stitch?

patchworkchick Fri 27-Sep-13 09:02:49

I'd go like others with moss stitch.

goodjambadjar Fri 27-Sep-13 07:25:30

That looks lovely! The blue pic really shows off the pattern.

I'm glad you've found something, good luck, and don't forget to post pictures!

IDugUpADiamond Fri 27-Sep-13 06:59:49

goodjam, I also had no idea what I meant by garter rib, so I looked it up and found this:

I think we have a winning stitch now!!! grin

goodjambadjar Thu 26-Sep-13 20:53:13

How do you mean, a garter rib, sorry.
Do you mean the wrong/other side? So to not get a garter rib would you have to purl every stitch?

goodjambadjar Thu 26-Sep-13 20:51:44

It might be the same as a mock cable.
You work four rows, multiples of 4 plus 2, the third row is the one that does all the work, IYSWIM?

elfycat Thu 26-Sep-13 19:57:53

What about a simple lace stitch with thicker wool? I made DH a scarf in chunky that does not say 'lace'. It was a simple yarn over/knit 2 together affair for patterning.

IDugUpADiamond Thu 26-Sep-13 18:57:56

I don't want to do lace, I want something really butch grin; drop stitch is out for that reason. I think herringbone is out because it will be too fiddly.

Really easy cable, is that mock cable? I do like mock cable, I think that's what I'm going to do actually. Do you think that I should do a garter rib with it though?

Purlesque Thu 26-Sep-13 18:50:08

New stitch a day have loads of stitches.

Purlesque Thu 26-Sep-13 18:44:43

I made a lace cowl, it's really pretty.

SusuwatariToes Thu 26-Sep-13 15:55:07

Yes, you might get yourself into a guddle if you're doubling the yarn. I don't think that it curls... But I might be wrong, I've not used it yet. It's in my queue for when I finally have the time to knit something for ME.

goodjambadjar Thu 26-Sep-13 15:41:43

Really easy cable stitch? You don't need a cable needle, as it's not a real cable, and the other side is ribbed so both sides are detailed. Pretty sure I saw the tutorial on very pink knits on YouTube.

Drop stitch is probably a bit too simple?

IDugUpADiamond Thu 26-Sep-13 15:28:21

Linen stitch? Never heard of that before. I've looked it up and it's beautiful, very classy, but not dramatic enough.

Herringbone was my very first thought, it ticks all the boxes. My only worry is that because I'm doubling up the yarn, I'll make it very tricky on myself! Do you not think that herringbone will curl though?

SusuwatariToes Thu 26-Sep-13 15:17:35

SusuwatariToes Thu 26-Sep-13 15:13:10


mrsharrystyles Thu 26-Sep-13 14:54:42

I've just done a cowl in linen stitch. It's easy, looks good and works brilliantly with different colours.

IDugUpADiamond Thu 26-Sep-13 14:52:56

Not keen on basket. Double moss ahead of the race right now smile

ouryve Thu 26-Sep-13 14:49:38

Double moss or basket stitch - lots of texture in both of those.

IDugUpADiamond Thu 26-Sep-13 14:47:17

Moss is lovely and I will probably use it if I can think of nothing else because it stays flat but I am hoping for something even more striking grin

GobbySadcase Thu 26-Sep-13 14:39:56

Moss stitch?

IDugUpADiamond Thu 26-Sep-13 14:33:30

I want to knit a beautiful giant cowl to wrap itself around me elegantly with an interesting design but but but, I DO NOT want it to twist or fold over itself. I can manage any stitch as long as it is on two flat needles. It is a yarn that calls for 4mm needles but I am going to double it up so will use 6mm needles. I want it to be lush and chunky. What stitches can you recommend to me please?

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