I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Friendly Scarf Project, Square 8/10

As we near the end of the scarf project, I'm getting yarn antsy. I had to mix it up with some more interesting colorways. So I offer my apologies if they are not the best at displaying the stitch. But I need some spice to keep me going.

I marvel how my new original stitch — basketweave slip-stitch — turned out with James C. Brett Marble Chunky. While the striping yarn has "chunky" in the name, it knits more like a heavy worsted so it just fit the extra-small gauge loom.

Basketweave slip-stitch
On the loom

Here's how to create a slip-stitch on the loom. Remove the loop from the peg and hold with your pick. Take the working yarn and place it behind the peg and in front of the knitting. You are not wrapping the peg, you are skipping it — or slipping it as they say. Slip as many pegs as stated in the pattern. Then bring the working yarn back in front of the peg to knit. In my pattern, the slipped pegs are noted with "sl wyif," which stands for "slip work yarn in front." Enjoy!

Basketweave slip-stitch

Basketweave slip-stitch
Knit flat, multiple of 4 sts., plus edge stitches
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: *(K2, sl wyif 2), rep from *
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: *(sl wyif 2, K2), rep from *

If you want an easy way to see all the squares in the project, check out the bottom of my Patterns page for the links.

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