Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Double Moss Stitch

            Another broken rib today! We're in the broken rib zone of the Treasuries book right now, I am doing them in order so we may end up in some repetitive areas in the book (obviously you don't have to do them in order) in reality I tend to do 2-3 swatches a day and I'm much further ahead than it seems on the blog (for reference I'm currently on page 25 and this blog is on page 11). Confusingly Barbara calls this one Double Seed stitch, given that it's much closer to moss stitch and she herself says it "should probably be called Double Moss Stitch" so that's what we're going with because it makes sense Dagnamit!

            Right, so double moss stitch despite it's simplicity is a very attractive pattern, it's also slightly less work intensive than other broken rib patterns as it's based off a 2x2 rib, so you're only changing yarn positions every other stitch as opposed to every stitch.

Moss Stitch Overview
 From a distance, double moss appears as a series of lumpy squares.
Moss stitch Closeup
Up close you can easily see the purl nubs and  the knit dips.

Swatch is as follows - 4 Ply - 2.5mm needles - 32st x 52st - Double Loop CON - Surprisingly Stretchy COFF - worked flat
As said earlier very similar to moss stitch but the base for the broken rib is a 2x2 ribbing instead of a 1x1
CON multiple of 4 st
Rows 1 & 2: *K2,P2*
Rows 3 & 4: *P2,K2*

As before working in the round is exactly the same (still CON multiple of 4st) but the break happens on rows 1 and 3 instead of 2 and 4.
Pretty similar to yesterday, so this swatch should be a pinch for all! Happy Knitting :)

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