Stitches Discovered

As mentioned, (see blog post Color, Pattern and Texture, dated  6/8/2012) pushing the limits of knit and purl stitches keep me awake at night.  Waking-up at 5:00 in the morning with an idea energizes my creative soul.  Last week, I discovered the Knitted Daisy Stitch/Star Stitch Pattern.

Stitches Discovered #2Stitches Discovered #4Colorwork, pattern and texture achieved using slip stitches offers a “freeform” of expression without the tangled mess of Fair Isle and Intarsia (my own personal experience).  I played around with different color combinations, manipulating swatches like building blocks in order to construct an “aesthetic knitted architecture.”

Knitted Daisy Stitch/Star Stitch Pattern:

Cast on 13 stitches (12 + 1) .  Row 1: (RS facing) Knit all stitches.  Row 2: K1, *P3 tog leave stitches on the needle, yo, P the same 3 tog again and drop them, K1; rep from * to end of row. Row 3: Knit.  Row 4: K1, P1, K1, *P3 tog leave stitches on needle, yo, P the same 3 tog again and drop them, K1; rep from *, ending last repeat with P1, K1.  These 4 rows form the pattern.  Repeat these 4 rows for desired length.

Enjoy!