Sunday, January 4, 2009

Stitch Pattern of the Day: Sand Stitch

So today's stitch is the Sand Stitch.

Works best with an even number of stitches and the pattern is, again, relatively easy. Row 1: K1, P1 across. Row 2: Knit.

This is another of these stitches that seem really simple but produce quite a nice result. It has tons of texture without driving your fingers crazy, and it's super easy to memorize.

And since the next one in the book is actually a variation of the above, I thought I'd give you a two-fer:

This is the Sand Stitch with Slip Stitches. To me, it looks just like the reverse side of the Sand Stitch pattern, only...done on the right side, so the little nubby bits are inside. Pattern is as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side): With yarn in back, Slip 1 stitch as if to purl; with yarn in front, purl 1. Repeat across.
Row 2: Purl.

I'm a little meh about this one, but then it could be because it's just a very slight variation to the sand stitch.

Rolling through tomorrow: Little Step Stitch!