Time seems to be flying by this year so far. Already the end of March!
This week’s Blog Reader Specials are my regular two-dozen Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) collection. I had some difficulties with them yesterday, and some didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, but unmet expectations sometimes yield the best surprises. 🙂
As I view this week’s collection I recognize that some would be excellent for shawls and scarves and other projects, but there are others that would be ideal for the new-to-me stitch pattern I’ve been playing with – the Rank and File pattern. I’ve tried it with several yarns and I think it is best used with wildly variegated yarns, as this allows the many colors to show through better and create
The basic stitch pattern is given here, and I’m going to be playing with forming a cowl from sock yarns with one of the variegated sock yarns I’ve done recently.
Rank and File Stitch
Note: when moving yarn forward or back to slip a stitch, be sure to return the yarn to the correct position for the next stitch.
CO – multiple of 2
Row 1 – knit across all stitches
Row 2 – K1, *yarn forward, slip 2, yarn back, put 2 slipped stitches back to left, knit those 2 stitches, repeat from *, ending with K1.
Row 3 – K1, *P1, Slip 1 with yarn in back, repeat from *, K1
Row 4 – K1, *Slip 1 with yarn in front, K1; repeat from *, K1
All of these new Blog Reader Specials will be ready to ship on or before Wednesday. They are normally $27.00 each, but for Saturday and Sunday (today and tomorrow) you can claim any of these for just $24.50 at preview pricing.
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