|Congrats to my hubbs- "Marathon Man" for completing the San Francisco Marathon|
On that note, let's talk a bit about the rest of this year. How are the swatches coming? Summer presents a bit of a challenge for me. Aside from the business of the season, I'm not much of a summer knitter. Perhaps its the heat or the sunshine, the draw of the garden or the lure of the pool. I do have a pretty lace swatch for you this month though, that I think you'll enjoy. September will bring another lacy swatch and October, November, and December will have cables.
Now on to the knitting!
August's swatch is a lovely square named Ribbed Lace. It's pretty simple, but make sure to pay attention to where the working yarn is around your yo's (since you're alternating between knits and purls you'll have to make sure the yarn is in the proper place after the yo to begin the next stitch). Also, the border is slightly different than normal- the borders are 4 stitches each rather than 5. Enjoy!
by Lindsey Melvin
Cast on 46 stitches
Border Rows 1,3 5: K1, P1 across row
Border Rows 2, 4: P1, K1 across row
Row 1: (P, K, P, K) *K2, P1, YO, SSK, P1* repeat to last 6 sts K2 (P, K, P, K)
Row 2, 4: (K, P, K, P) *P2, K1* repeat to last 6 sts, P2 (K, P, K, P)
Row 3: (P, K, P, K) *K2, P1, K2tog, YO, P1* repeat to last 6 sts K2 (P, K, P, K)
Repeat these four rows until square measures approx 9 inches then knit the border rows.
Rows 1, 3, 5: P1, K1 across
Rows 2, 4: K1, P1 across