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, April 3, 2011

The Friendly Scarf Project, Square 10/10

I have passed along the last square for the project — for my friends' scarves, that is.

Granite stitch

The Granite Stitch is a simple textured pattern. Since it has some ribbing characteristics, it shouldn't roll too much but you might want to add a garter border just to play it safe.

Granite stitch

Granite Stitch
Multiple of 2 sts, knit flat
Row 1: K all
Row 2: K all
Row 3: *(P1 K1), rep from *
Row 4: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 5: K all
Row 6: K all
Row 7: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 8: *(P1 K1), rep from *

Granite stitch
On the loom

But I'm not done yet. My own scarf — with my friends' contributions — has been returned. I will be knitting one more square to finish it off so I will have one bonus pattern for you! And it's going to be a lacey one.


  1. could you please post a instructions on how to add a garter border? Thank you!

    1. I'm sure you've figured this out, but for anyone else who needs the info....

      For a garter border, top and bottom, before and after the rows in the pattern, you would create the garter stitch.

      For example you would do the following:

      Row 1: Knit all
      Row 2: Purl all
      Row 3: Knit all
      Row 4: Purl all

      Then, for Row 5, you would begin the pattern as indicated, beginning with Row 1 of this pattern which would now be your row 5.

      At the end, you'd do the same. After completing as many repeats of the 8 row pattern, you'd do four more rows (like the first four rows, only in reverse: Purl row, knit row, purl row and then knit row.

      In order to do a border on the EDGES, this is what you'd do, using the 8 row stitch pattern as an example, you might want to do three stitches of garter stitch on the left and the right sides of the main stitch pattern. The pattern given above would look like this:

      Row 1: K all
      Row 2: P3, K across except for last three pegs, P3
      Row 3: K3, *(P1 K1), rep from * across except last three pegs, K3
      Row 4: P3 *(K1 P1), rep from * across except for last three pegs, P3
      Row 5: K all
      Row 6: P3, K across except last three pegs, P3
      Row 7: K3 *(K1 P1), rep from * across except for last three pegs, K3
      Row 8: P3, *(P1 K1), rep from * across except last three pegs, P3

  2. wonder how this would work out for a baby blanket??

  3. Can this be done on both sides of a rectangular loom?

  4. Could you use this pattern on a round loom?

  5. Which knit stitch did you use? EW, Uwrap, or true knit?

    1. This should be a knit stitch. If your tension isn't too tight you can likely use Uwrap or true knit. But Ewrap gives a different look and is not a true "knit" stitch so K, unless stated otherwise, should be assumed to be an actual knit stitch and not an ewrap.