Sunday, November 6, 2011

Foliage Knit Rectangle

This is called Foliage. It's a stitch pattern that can be found in the book below. It's the best stitch book I've ever bought. The instructional PDF for this 6 x 9 inch pattern can be DOWNLOADED HERE. If you want to see what's in it you can see it below.

It only uses knit and purls and you can adapt this stitch pattern to pretty much anything. I used a 10.5 needle and casted on 24. It call for a multiple of 6 stitches. The book below is where I got the stitch pattern.


Size Needle Used: 10.5

Finished Size: 6 x 9

Yarn: Impeccible, Worsted Weight

Chain: 24

Rows: 48  (repeat rows 1-12 4 times total)

Skill Level: Beginner
Stitches Used: Knit and Purl

Terms used:
Repeat * to * = Repeat the directions between the astericks
“Knit the Knits and Purl the Purls”: That means if you see a knit stitch in front of you then knit it. If you see a purl stitch in front of you do a purl stitch. You're basically reversing the instructions from the previous row.

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch and 5.34 rows per inch
Pattern:
This pattern calls for a multiple of 6 stitches. Chain 24

(RS) Row 1: *K4, P2*
(WS) Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Knit the knits and Purl the purls
Row 3: *K3, P3*
Row 5: *K2, P4*
Row 7: K1, *P4, K2* end with K1
Row 9: K1, *P3, K3* end with K2
Row 11: K1, *P2, K4* end with K3

Repeat rows 1-12

Leave a 6-7 inch tail and weave in all ends.

If you're interested in more my “Knit and Purl” stitch patterns you can go directly to THIS LINK.
For my Cable stitch patterns visit THIS LINK



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

For rows 2, 4, 6, etc. you've written "knit the knits and purl the purls." Does that mean repeat row 1?

Heather said...

For even rows you will be doing the opposite of what you did on the previous row. So when you start an even row if that first stitch looks like a knit stitch (which looks like a "V")then you will do a knit stitch. If you see a purl stitch in front of you then you will do a purl.Hope that helps. Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks! Heather