Monday, 10 July 2017

Basket Welt

          Just got back from a run I finished the last stitch in the chapter earlier, and I have a total head rush lets do this! Although I am desperate for something to eat. I will post and then get lunch.

We're in opposite land compared to yesterday's stitch, although we are still in basket city. This pattern Barbra lists together with basket rib and it makes sense why they look different but show the same interaction, although in opposite ways. This time around we've got more knit stitches or "vertical" stitches but the overall look of the pattern is distinctly horizontal, unlike basket rib the reverse of this pattern isn't really used (it doesn't look like much). We've also got welts appearing in this pattern, and they show off beautifully how they can be used effectively when they are small.

Swatch is as follows: 4ply - 2.5mm needles - 30st x 42st - Longtail CON - Surprisingly stretchy COFF

Pattern for working flat:
CON - Multiple of 10
Rows 1 & 2 *K5,P5*
Row 3 - *K*
Rows 4 & 5 - *P5,K5*
Row 6 - *P*

            This stitch has a much closer resemblance to basket stitch than it's cousin basket rib, it is also a less dense stitch and so knits up considerably faster. It also knits up faster than basket stitch itself so it makes a nice substitute given their similarity. Anyway that's all for today. Happy Knitting!

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