Sunday, July 02, 2006

Linen Stitch- How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

I just finished this little dishcloth (Is it obvious that I am needing to decompress after the Pi shawl?) The picture is rotated 90 degrees from how it was produced- the front side is at the top.

Look what happened- the tiny front stripes go one way, and on the flip side of the cloth the stripes go the other direction! Neato right?

Each row knit only produces 0.5 rows of progress- so knitting alternating colors gives you some itty bitty horizontal stripes that would be impossible in plain stickinette. Another fun aspect of this cloth is that the solid yellow border was possible to produce as the piece was knit- no picking up after- that's because out and back for four stitches of seed stich- is the perfect bridge for when you are not knitting blue out to the edges.

A very satisfying little knit... and by the way Superman was a wonderful comic book summer blockbuster.


RheLynn said...

really great blog! Your knitting is beautiful and intricate!

Deb aka Fearless Fibers said...

I had to pop over here and explore when I got your link in the contest entry you sent a little while ago. Very impressive! You're quite adventurous, with the double-knit, that GORGEOUS shawl, etc. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I just love the linen stitch too! I've never tried it, just seen it on some blogs in this MDC ring! Very very pretty dishcloth. A

nd, yeah, I would expect a LOT of decompressing after that beautifully huge Pi shawl!!

-Elizabeth (ELTAZ at MDC)

Beck said...

Hi Sarah,
This is Becky from Westerly Whimsies. I just wanted to let you know that you're one of the winners of my blog contest - so I need your address. Email me at
Have a great weekend!