Friday, March 2, 2012

VINTAGE KNIT STITCH

While rummaging through vintage knitting books I came across a 'cross-stitch' pattern for knitting.  Well, I couldn't resist, so I put down the little sweater I have been working on....


...faster than you could say "Am I bored?" and raced to find my needle case.

I found the stitch in this.

Published in 1967.


Ta-Da.  It really does resemble cross-stitch.   While I was conducting my experiment in DK weight yarn my mind was wandering to what uses could this be put to, and all I could think of was a cute little girls knit dress, with this at the top instead of smocking.


Then I had to try it with fingering weight sock yard.  Men's tie.  Yup. That's all I could come up with.  A flat edged 1960's skinny, MAD MED style tie.

The stitch really leads to a strong desire for extremely pointy needles....


3 comments:

  1. It's a pretty stitch, all right. I like your sweater, BTW!

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  2. Someday I will learn to knit. Yarn colors always look so pretty. That sweater is smart looking.

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  3. Donna from New ZealandAugust 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Hi There would you please email me the pattern to do this stitch I knit baby blankets for the peds ward in christchurch New Zealand and think this would be a great stitch to add to the ones I do. Cheers Donna email is dmrlegs11@hotmail.com Thank you.

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