This weekend, I found myself searching the interwebz for slip-stitch patterns, as I’d like to do a variation on my socks, and also have seen some nice photographs of other slip-stitch patterns I can tell I’d love on socks.
While doing so, I found The Walker Treasury. I’m sure many of you already know about it, but I didn’t, and I’m in awe. So much so that I might even reconsider my own puny (and woefully neglected) stitch library …
I do apologize for the somewhat crappy photo, and the long hiatus my stitch library has seen.
Life’s been a bit crazy lately, and it’s not going to get any better soon. The Stitch Library will be updated as often as I get around, which might not be as regularly as I had hoped. Ah, well. Sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches.
This stitch would be perfect for a scarf, as it doesn’t really have a right or wrong side. It also creates a nice, full, fluffy feeling for the knit: The Brioche Rib.
It’s from the same book, Victorian Lace Today, and it’s called “Large rectangle”. Somehow, I imagined victorian lace to be named a bit more … poetic. Grand. Impressive. But here we are, with the large rectangle.
Mine isn’t large yet, btw. That’s because I only started it last night. After spending two hours ripping the shawlette.
It was pretty, but it wasn’t for me. You know the feeling, you look at something, and you kinda love it fiercely, because in the bottom of your heart you know that you and it aren’t a fit. This one was too small. The wrong shape. And, let’s face it, a bit braindead – after I added these extra wrong-side purl rows in. I just released it from it’s pain. The pain of being a pretty yarn in a mishap body … okay, maybe I’m pushing it a bit now.
Anyhow, after ripping the shawlette (and giving a passable George Carlin impression while doing so), I started the large rectangle, which is basically a scarf with a diamond lace pattern. I like it a LOT better already, although I’m not very far in.
This is the diamond lace pattern (I will add it to the stitch library in a bit, too):