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.
Colorwork, 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.