Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Testing Texture

This weekend I decided to do a swatch test. The pattern I'm working on is drawn up, I've made a couple small 'practice items' to help me decide what kind of construction I would like to use, and it is finally time for the best part- the knitting.

The stitches you see, from bottom to top, are as follows:

1. The back side of the Bramble stitch fromA Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, pg 129 (oops... the rest I did the wrong way, you'll just have to look it up to see what it looks like.)

3. 2x2 rib, this will be the rib along the bottom and the cuff- just wanted to see what it looked like next to some of the textures

6. Not sure of the name, but I'm sure it has one. I was making it up as I went, but basically it was a seed stitch with a knit row between every texture row.

I think I have a winner- what is your favorite texture stitch to knit up?


  1. How pretty! I love playing with different stitches. I've always been a big fan of a simple, nubbly, seed stitch.

  2. i have 2 fave's ... #4 the clove stitch and #5 the diagonal scallop. so pretty!

    and thanks for posting about that book... i need more libraries of stitches :)

  3. I agree... I need more stitch ideas! thanks :)

  4. I believe #6 is called Sand Stitch. Lovely swatch!!

  5. So which one is the winner?? I like the top three a lot.

  6. oooo, nice. Love the textures. You have to check out this smock stitch that I did on this project. I always wanted to do something else with this stitch. I think you'll love it too.


  7. Testing textures is so much fun! What a beautiful yarn to be doing that with. :)