Tiny Eyelet Cables Stitch

Tiny Eyelet Cables Stitch

Contrary to its name, the Tiny Eyelet Cables stitch is a mock cable stitch and does not require the use of cable needles to produce the “cable” look. With only 4 rows and knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 3, this stitch is a fast knit and is far less complicated to knit than it looks. If you want to have the “cable” look without having to actually go through the hassle of knitting cables, the Tiny Eyelet Cables stitch is one you should certainly try.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts + 3

Row 1 (RS): *p3, slip the next 3 sts  pass the third st on the right-hand need over the first 2 sts, slip those 2 sts back onto the left-hand needle, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2: k3, *p3, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: *p3, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 4: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Eyespot Lace Stitch

Eyespot Lace Stitch

The Eyespot Lace stitch involves knitting both left-leaning and right-leaning decreases while using the double yarn over technique to create large eyelets. The result is the creation of large eyelets resembling “eyespots” similar to what you would see on a peacock’s feather. If you like the look of traditional eyelets but want to try something that produces a larger eyelet look, then this stitch might be worth a try. Note: like most lace stitches, blocking is recommended for optimal results.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 6

Row 1 (RS): k1, k2tog, *(yo)x2, ssk, k2tog; rep. from * to the last 3 sts, (yo)x2, ssk, k1.
Row 2: p2, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over, *p2, (k1, p1) into the double yarn over; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, yo, *ssk, k2tog; (yo)x2; rep. from * to the last 5 sts, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 6: p4, *(k1, p1) into the double yarn over, p2; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Knitting Abbreviations

yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.

ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip the next 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time, insert the left-hand needle through the front of both loops and knit them together.

k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.

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Two-Color Bee Stitch

Two-Color Bee Stitch

The Two-Color Bee Stitch is the same stitch pattern as the original Bee Stitch with the only difference being the first involves knitting with two colors. The Bee Stitch has distinct similarities to honeycomb brioche stitch but the edges of bee stitch do not curl. Therefore, blocking is not necessary. If you’re looking to spice things up with the Bee Stitch, then try knitting it with multiple colors using the Two-Color Bee Stitch pattern below.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 1

Foundation Row 1 (Color A): knit.
Foundation Row 2 (Color A): knit.

Row 1 (WS) (Color B): K1, *K1B, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (Color B): knit.
Row 3 (Color A): K2, K1B, *K1, K1B; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 4 (Color A): knit.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Knitting Abbreviations

K1B (Knit 1 Below): insert needle into stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle and knit it in the usual way, slipping the stitch above off the needle at the same time.

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Two-Tone Feather and Fan Stitch

Just like the traditional Feather and Fan Stitch, the Two-Tone Feather and Fan Stitch is knitted in the same manner with the only difference being that the latter involves two colors. The first two rows are knitted in one color while the last two are knitted in another. If you enjoy knitting the Feather and Fan stitch but want to spice it up with multiple color variations, this is the pattern for you!

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 18sts + 2

Row 1 (RS) (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color B): k1, *(k2tog)x3, (yo, k1)x6, (k2tog)x3; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4 (Color B): knit.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Knitting Abbreviations:

k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.

yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.

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Slipped Stitch Squares

Slipped Stitch Squares

This multi-colored stitch pattern involves the usage of slip stitch techniques throughout the work. Knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches plus 3 and a fairly fast knit, the Slipped Stitch Squares pattern is not prone to curled edges thus making it one of the most low maintenance knitting patterns. The design of this pattern allows it to knit up into a thick panel – perfect for blankets and throws.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 3 sts + 3

Row 1 (RS) (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color B): k1, sl1, *k2, sl1; rep. from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4 (Color B): k1, sl1 wyif, *k2, sl1 wyif; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Knitting Abbreviations

wyib (with yarn in back): This term is used when the yarn is at the front of the work (after a PURL stitch has been performed) but has to be put to the back before the next action is performed.  Take the yarn from the front to back between the two needles.

wyif (with yarn in front): bring the yarn forward as if to perform a PURL stitch.

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Tiny Blocks Stitch

Tiny Blocks Stitch

If you’re tired of the same simple stitch pattern and are looking for something that is a very fast knit then perhaps you should try the Tiny Blocks Stitch. Knitted in a multiple of four stitches and in a twelve-row repeat, this stitch pattern involves a straightforward sequence of knit and purl stitches. This pattern would look great as an edging option or part of the main body design.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 4 sts

Row 1 (RS) – 4: *p2, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 5-6: purl.
Row 7-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 11-12: purl.

Repeat rows 1-12.