Even though it is hot now, it won't be long before we are turning on our furnaces and lighting our wood stoves. Fall will be here soon enough, so I keep knitting warm wooly goodness even in the heat.
This weeks featured stitch is a small zig zag cable stitch. I like how they look when worked in multiples as they really give a zing to the zig zag look.
I used this stitch to make another ascot style neckwarmer (yet another one of my recent obsessions). This handknit neckwarmer is made with the softest of soft merino wool in one of my most favorite shades of yellow.
This stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 1
Row 1: (Wrong Side) K1, * P2, K1 repeat from * to end
Row 2: P1, *C2F, P1 repeat from * to end
Row 3: Same as Row 1
Row 4: P1, *C2B, P1 repeat from * to end
Repeat these 4 rows
This is a great stitch to add into an area that you need some filler stitches such as borders for a larger cable design. I already have another neckwarmer started using this as the edging.
Knitting Tip: If your stitches look uneven, aim to make stitches close to the tips of your needles so you are less likely to stretch them.
Until next week - keep your needles clicking and keep cool!