I don’t know if I should say this but I rarely use stitch dictionaries. I own them and I sometimes flip through them when looking for inspiration. But I don’t really use them.
When I want to use a stitch pattern, I take a pencil and an A4 notepad and I draw what’s in my head.
The stitch pattern below is a part of a triangular shawl I am currently working on. It is one of the stripes.
I have tested it out on a smaller sample and different yarn, and I have decided that it works quite well, and will look good in the shawl.
The stitch pattern is used on multiples of 10 sts.
All even rows – knit the knit and purl the purls.
Cast on multiple of 10 sts.
Row 1 (RS): P3, k1, p2, k1, p3. (10 sts)
Row 2 (WS) and all other even rows: knit the knits and purl the purls.
Row 3: P3, k1, p2, k1, p3.
Row 5: K1, p3, k2, p3, k1.
Row 7: K1, p3, k2, p3, k1.
Row 9: P2, k1, p4, k1, p2.
Row 11: P2, k1, p4, k1, p2.
Row 13: K1, p3, k2, p3, k1.
Row 15: K1, p3, k2, p3, k1.
Row 17: P3, k1, p2, k1, p3.
Row 19: P3, k1, p2, k1, p3.
Right side view:
Wrong side view:
Chart and written instructions generated in Stitchmastery.
Yarn from the sample:
Cotton Baby soft
composition: 50% cotton, 50% acrylic
skein: 100g/3.5Oz – 270m/295yds
gauge: 25 sts x 35 rows = 10cm/4″
recommended needles: 3mm/UK 11/US – & 4mm/UK 8/US 6
Color used for the sample: 514
Disclaimer: The patterns in the series Stitch pattern # are my original work, meaning I did not look at anything or copy anything to make them; however, as it is often the case with stitch patterns there is a probability (of a degree dependent on the complexity of a stitch pattern) that such a stitch pattern already exists in more forms or places than one. Hence, no one has to ask for my permission to use it or credit me if they do. But I would love to know if any of the stitch patterns I published is used.