faux entrelac ?


it’s been a while since we added to the swatch library. since we’ve been hit with a flurry of ideas (and a serious case of starter-itis), now seems as good as a time as ever to resume entries in our little swatch collection.


the stitch is called the “tilting block pattern” in the walker treasury.  garter stitch blocks alternate with simple lace trellis blocks to create a checked pattern at an interested angle.  the right and left slants produced by alternating between SSK and K2tog stitches creates the tilt.  it almost looks like you worked really really hard to create the texture through an entrelac approach, but really everything is just stitched across the row.   a very easy to memorize lace stitch makes knitting this a breeze!

YARN Skein Australia’s Top Draw Socks
NEEDLE US6 / 4.0 mm
SIZE (WxH) 5.5 (W)” x 6.25 (L)” when wet-blocked
STS 33 sts x 56 rows
LEVEL Intermediate; easy lace
TYPE Lace; Trellis
CO33 sts (mults of 16 sts +1 repeat); knit flat.

R 1, 3, 5 and 7 (RS): *(SSK, YO) 4 times, K8*, rep from * to * until last st, then K1.
R 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): *K9, P7*, rep from * to * until last st, then K1.
R 9, 11, 13 and 15
(RS): K1, *K8, (YO, K2tog) 4 times*, rep from * to *.
R 10, 12, 14 and 16 (RS): K1, *P7, K9*, rep from * to *.

repeat rows 1-16 for the pattern. the swatch above was knit over 56 rows


In the works!


if you ever wondered what Skein Australia’s Calico colour way looks like in stockinette . . . see the photo below!  think silvery soft peaches, creams and greys.  pretty, ain’t it?


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