Friday, October 5, 2012

Stitch Guide: Old Shale II

Just like with feather and fan you can add a purl ridge into old shale.  This can add texture to your knit piece and can make the knitted fabric look very different.  This segment is short, but if you want more info on how purl ridges change the look of a knitted fabric check out my posts on Feather and Fan II and III.  A lot of the same principals apply to Old Shale; the stitch pattern is exactly the same as feather and fan you are only changing the method of increasing. 

Remember all our feather and fan and old shale stitch patterns are written for a multiple of 18 stitches.  

Old Shale With a Purl Ridge
Worked Flat
R1: *(K2tog) 3x, (M1, K1) 6x, (K2tog) 3x*
R2: Purl All Stitches
R3: Purl All Stitches
R4: Purl All Stitches

Worked in the Round
R1: *(K2tog) 3x, (M1, K1) 6x, (K2tog) 3x*
R2: Knit All Stitches
R3: Purl All Stitches
R4: Knit All Stitches

Old Shale, Old Shale II


Genevieve Navarre said...

Hi! Thanks for all those nice tutorials. However, I would like to know what kind of increase you use when you say "M1". There are so many ways to do this. Which one you sue in particular ?

Emanuela said...