As I mentioned a week or so ago I am, at least for now, embarking on a project to use the stitches in Barbara Walkers A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Here are this week’s entries.
My friend Sarah Hood gave me some doll house furniture last weekend, so I got out my skinny yarns and needles and started making some stuff.
I made a couple of bedspreads from some laceweight alpaca I had kicking around. I used 2 mm needles for the most part, but I had to go down to 1.5 mm needles for the ruched bands on the first one of them. This uses the first stich in Chapter 7 ‘Fancy Texture Patterns’. I crocheted an edging round it before blocking to try to make the stockinette stitch behave itself.
The second bedspread uses the Double Broken Rib stitch from Chapter 2 ‘Simple Knit-Purl Combinations. I did some garter stitch top, bottom and edges to offset the stitch a little bit.
I also made a hat (surprise, surprise) using Twisted Knit-One Purl One Ribbing from Chapter 7 Ribbings and Broken Rib stitch from Chapter 2 Simple Knit-Purl Combinations. I used Patons Classic Wool (for a change–ha, ha) and cast on 100 stitches using 4.5mm needles. I used 6 points of decrease (sl 1, k2 tog, psso), but only decreased in 5 places the first time to get down to the right number of stitches.