Criss Cross Design on Knitting Machines


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I came across another design that I have not tried. This design is out of a book that a friend of mine wrote. It is called Inserts by Charlotte Richards. I knit the first sample on the left as it was written in the book. When I took a picture of it I noticed that the eyelets were staggered. Look at the top and bottom  of the design  and you will notice it. If you try this out you will find out the answer of why it comes out like this. 🙂

So I went back and knitted sample two and created the eyelet on both sides every two rows.  To me it looks even at the top and the bottom and gives this a different look. The way that I did it the second time also makes the eyelets stagger but it is kind of pretty. Also, at first while knitting it the second way I forgot which side i had transferred. Then I noticed that they staggered too so it was easy to do. You have to pay more attention doing it the second way though.

Here is what you do if you want to try it.

You are working on 8 stitches . She suggested 30 stitches and that is what my sample is.  This is done best with a 7 eye transfer tool. Push 3 needles back and lock 4 needles on the tool.

Row 1- transfer  right R 1,2,3 &4 stitches to L1 needle. R4 will be empty and leave in work position. Put R1 into hold position(don’t forget to set carriage to hold) and knit one row.

Row 2-Now push R1 back into knitting position and knit one row.

Row 3- Transfer L stitches 1-4 to R1 needle. Leave L4 in working postion.  Pull L1 needle to hold position and knit one row.

Row 4- Push L1 back to knitting position and knit one row.

Repeat these four rows till desired length. If you want to try what I did, on rows 1 & 3 I transferred the 4th stitch to the next st on the  opposite side that I transferred. So every time you make a transfer you will have R4 and L4 empty and in work position. When you start, start transferring on the right. Then if you are knitting and forget which way you transferred, if you can’t tell by looking at it, just go back to first eyelet and count.

Hope you try it. Hope you all had a very nice Easter .

 

2 Comments »

  1. bythebeach Said:

    I am so glad to see you posting again. I missed you. You have been one of my go to people especially for passap ideas. Stay safe and keep reading and posting.

    • Hi, thank you very much . What a nice compliment to wake up to in the morning!


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