Stitches Wednesday #4

This week is my favorite Binary Stitches© pattern by far.  The reversibility of all the Binary Stitches© makes this a very interesting journey.  Many times, I’ve wanted to knit a particular stitch pattern to find out the “wrong side” is just that.  Recently, a fellow knitter shared with me her experience knitting a shawl with slip stitches that didn’t look so great on the wrong side.  So here is #4…

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Binary Stitches #4©
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Binary Stitches #4©

Here’s a current project using this week’s featured stitch.  The particular yarn I am using, Plymouth Yarn, Arequipa worsted 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Mulberry Silk highlights the stitch definition beautifully.

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I’m not quite sure where I’m going with this…buttons, vintage trim or maybe even a zipper.

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Binary Stitches #4©

Row 1: *P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, *repeat across row.

Row 2:  All even rounds, knit stitches as they present themselves.

Row 3:  *K2, P4, K2

Row 5: *P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, *repeat across row.

Row 7: *K3, P2, K3, *repeat across row.

Row 9:  *P3, K2, P3, *repeat across row.

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Stitches Wednesday #2

Before I show you the second gauge swatch in a series of Binary Stitches©, here is an example using Stitch #1.

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I found the perfect yarn for the perfect project…Zealana Rimu.  Fingering Weight Rimu is a machine washable brushtail possum blend. Using this unique yarn also helps make New Zealand’s ecosystem a lot healthier.  The brushtail possum invades the nest of New Zealand’s kiwi, which face habitat destruction by these unwanted non-native species.

Edge Stitches:  Chain stitch: (RS) Slip the first and last stitch purl wise with the yarn in front. (WS) Knit through the back loop of the first stitch and knit the last stitch.


CO 38 stitches using a Size 5 US needle.

Rows 1-12:  Work twisted ribbing (k1 tbl, p1) for approximately 2 inches.

Using the Binary Stitch© #1, work (5) repeats of pattern.

Work twisted ribbing for (6) rows for approximately 1 inch.  Continue working stitch pattern  (5) times separated by ( 6) rows of twisted ribbing.

Knit until desired length.

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Binary Stitches© #2

Stitch #2 depicts squares within a square.  I wonder what this would look like using slip-stitch knitting?  Knit at least three pattern repeats to fully see the pattern.

10 stitch pattern repeat

CO 30 using a smooth worsted-weight yarn and Size 7 US Needles.

Row 1:  K2, P1, K4, P1, K2

Row 2 and all even rows:  Knit the stitches as they present themselves.

Row 3:  K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1

Row 5:  P2, K1, P4, K1, P2

Row 7:  K2, P2, K2, P2, K2

Row 9:  P2, K6, P2

Row 10: End of pattern

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