1) Horizontal Dash Stitch
2) Stockinette Stitch Check
3) Basket Stitch
|Sorry, I didn't realize how bad this picture was!|
SWATCH 1: Horizontal Dash Stitch
My least favorite of the three, this pattern was boring to do and had an unpleasant effect. Kind of like my knitting has little wooly worms sticking out all over the place. I can't think of a place where I would want this effect deliberately, and because it is based in stockinette it rolls considerably. I'm not a fan of this stitch although it was easy to carry out and could break up the monotony of a stockinette sweater without adding too much yarn consumption.
|Horizontal Dash Swatch|
SWATCH 2: Stockinette Stitch Check
I actually quite liked this stitch. It was incredibly simple: I didn't lose my place once. I ended up liking the way the first knit before and after each purl section seems to pop out causing a sort of gridline. There are only 8 rows to repeat, and all the even rows are purled. Despite the fact that it is based on stockinette there is no curling, which I am a big fan of. I can't say off the top of my head what I would use this for, but I will keep it in mind for hats.
|Stockinette Stitch Check Swatch|
SWATCH 3: Basket Stitch
This stitch pattern has a 12 row repeat, but as with the Stockinette check it was nearly impossible for me to lose my place. I really ended up liking this pattern. Both the knitting experience and the finished look were appealing to me. It's unfortunately not reversible, but I did note that it looks equally nice sideways.
|Basket Stitch Swatch|
|Basket stitch as seen sideways|
Coming next Sunday:
1) Andalusian Stitch
2) Waved Welt Stitch (reversible)
3) Pennant Stitch
Oh, also I got into the Kool-Aid last night.
|From Left: Pink Lemonade, Black Cherry, Grape|