Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stitchy Saturday: Traveling Vine Stitch

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Today is another beautiful Saturday, and so far I have been knitting this lovely stitch I found today while looking on Instagram (which has lots of ideas for knitting stitches at #knittingstitches). It is so helpful to look on Instagram, because usually you find some swatches of stitches other knitters have tried out. I found the Traveling Vine stitch on Instagram today and loved this stitch knitted in green yarn, it looks beautiful. Unfortunately I don't own any green yarn, I will have to go out and get some to knit a scarf in this stitch that would look so nice. For now I have knitted this stitch pattern in red yarn which looks pretty too. I hope you want to give this one a try, it is a little tricky in some rows when you have to SSP (slip, slip, purl) but I got the hang of it after awhile and it helped to watch Knitting Stitch Patterns' video tutorial. Hope you enjoy this stitch pattern! 

Traveling Vine Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 8, + 4 sts and 12-row repeat.
Row 1: K2, * yo, k1-b, yo, ssk, k5; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: P6, * ssp, p7; repeat from * to last 7 sts, ssp, p5.
Row 3: K2, * yo, k1-b, yo, k2, ssk, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: P4, * ssp, p7; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: K2, * k1-b, yo, k4, ssk, k1, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: P3, * ssp, p7; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 7: K2, * k5, k2tog, yo, k1-b, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: P5, * p2tog, p7; repeat from * to last 8 sts, p2tog, p6.
Row 9: K2, * k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1-b, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 10: * P7, p2 tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 11: K2, * yo, k1, k2 tog, k4, yo, k1-b; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 12: P1, * p7, p2tog; repeat from * to last 3sts, p3.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Knit through the back loop: K1-b  |  Knit 2 sts together: K2tog
Purl: P | Purl 2 sts together: P2tog  | Yarn over: Yo
Slip slip purl through back loop: Ssp | Slip slip knit: Ssk.

Pattern from Knitting Stitch Patterns

What I thought: 
I loved this stitch, it was a learning experience for me because I learned how to SSP( slip,slip,purl) and it became easier after awhile. I love how this stitch pattern looks and I just love lace patterns now because they look so beautiful and have curved sides and bottom and look very feminine. When I saw this stitch on Instagram I fell in love with it knitted in green and thought this would be a lovely scarf. I love plants so this stitch pattern appealed to me even more because of the travelling vine makes me think of a vine plant that never ends. 

Knitter level: 
Intermediate: I would say this one is a little more on the challenging side and there are lots of rows with not very many repeats. The SSP method was a little fiddly at times and it might be a bit challenging. I enjoyed this pattern because it gave me more of a challenge.

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