Monday, June 23, 2014

Wrapping

A couple of upcoming designs will include a "wrap" or "cluster" stitch. This is where you wrap the working yarn or contrast yarn around a set of stitches. Sometimes this technique is used for smocking but I'm using it more for texture than to draw in the knitted garment. 

Here's a short tutorial on how to do a wrap stitch demonstrated on my upcoming hat pattern, Currant.

WRAP TECHNIQUE

Start by slipping 3 stitches from the left hand needle onto a cable needle.


Take the working yarn or contrast yarn and wrap around the stitches on the cable needle from the back of the work to the front. 


Wrap the yarn 3 times around the 3 stitches on the cable needle. 


Knit the 3 stitches on the cable needle onto the right hand needle. 


Carry the contrast yarn loosely behind the work until you reach the next stitches to be wrapped. 


Happy Knitting!