1) Pyramid Stitch
2) Seeded Check
3) Mosaic Stitch
And let me just add real fast that, of the knit and purl pattern section, this page had the three most fiddly annoying patterns and I mostly didn't enjoy myself this time around. Mainly because I took Vyvyan's whole naptime and only got 2 and a half ugly little square out of it when I could be working on this.
|Left mitt of Commuter Gloves, nearing completion
|What? Swatching for a new sweater? That's preposterous!
|From Ella Rae's Book number 18, "Island Holiday"
Anyways. Moving on from the complaining about my sweater sorrows and on to the post.
(I don't have a picture yet of all three swatches together. gimme a break i'm having sweater trauma.)
SWATCH 1: Pyramid Stitch
At first, at a 16 row repeat I thought this pattern was going to be a pain in the arse. Soon, though I realized that most of the rows were either k7 p1, p7 k1, k3 p5, or p3 k5 only with the stitches a bit out of order. Like instead of saying "p3, k5" it would say k2, *k3, p3, k2* which is totally just p3 k5, yaa' mean?
So this one ended up being pretty easy, but I didn't like it anyways.
|Pyramid Stitch Swatch
SWATCH 2: Seeded Check
I actually really liked this pattern.
1) It was really easy
2) I could tell where the hell I was at all times
3) The little purl sections totally snuck up on me and I appreciated that
4) It would make a nice pattern for a blanket because you can't really get bored too easily.
5) It keeps you on your toes just enough to watch tv or read your favorite blog.
If using it as a base for a blanket I would definitely bump up the squares to maybe 10 or 15 stitches per square instead of 5.
|Seeded Check Swatch
SWATCH 3: Mosaic Stitch
|Mosaic Stitch Swatch
Also, I like the weird wavy thing going on in the middle but I think if I tried to isolate it, it wouldn't end up working.
Next week tune in for...
1) Vertical Caterpillar Stitch
2) Harris Tweed Stitch
3) Diamond Seed Stitch
P.S. Next week is the last week of the first section of the book! Hurray!