rain drops


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.
– Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers, My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music

THE LO-DOWN

the official name of this stitch is vertical drop stitch, but we think it really looks like dancing rain drops!  it’s basically a 2×2 rib rib stitch with a few yarnovers thrown in so as to achieve the drop stitch effect. it knits up quickly and is beautiful on both sides.

we’ve swatched this up over the weekend and have been playing around with what we’ll end up doing with it since . . . what about a parasol?

THE LO-LO-DOWN
YARN J&V Clever Camel
COLOUR Snowden Grey
NEEDLE US7 / 4.5mm
SIZE (WxH) 6.5 (W) x 5.25 (L)”  ironed
STS 28 sts x 24 rows
LEVEL Easy to Intermediate
TYPE Knits & Purls; Lace; yarnovers, ribs
SWATCH CONSTRUCTION

CO28 sts (mults of 8 sts + 4 repeat); knit flat.

R0: k1, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k2, repeat from * to last 3 sts, then p2, k1.
R1
(WS): p1, *k2, p2, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1. 
R2 (RS): K1, *p2, k3, p2, k2, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
R3: repeat R1
R4
: repeat R2
R5
: repeat R1
R6
: k1, *p2, k1, drop next st off needle and unravel down to the yo below, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
R7
: p1, *k2, p3, k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
R8
: k1, *p2, k2, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
R9: repeat R7
R10: repeat R8
R11: repeat R7
R12: k1, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, drop next st off needle and unravel down to yo below, k1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Repeat rows 1-12 for the pattern. The swatch above was knit over 24 rows.
RELATED PATTERNS

Elif – a cashmere shawl with a lot of textural interest

One thought on “rain drops”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *