Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spiral Staircase Knit Stitch

I’ve been playing around with knitting stitch patterns and came up with this pretty lace pattern. It’s really easy to do. For this post I knitted up a square as a sample, but you could easily adapt the pattern for a scarf, cowl, lapghan, and full size afghan.

The pattern uses sets of 6 plus 3. So adjust the width of your project by the number of stitches you cast on. Just remember your total number of stitches must be able to be divided by 6, then add 3 more.

The stitches you’ll need to know are as follows:

Cast On – CO
Knit – k
Purl – p
Yarn Over – yo
Slip Slip Knit – SSK
Pass Slip Stitch Over – PSSO

The combination of SSK, PSSO is also sometimes called a double increase. Slip two stitches purlwise, knit the next stitch, and then slip both slipped stitches over the knit stitch.

I used Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking Pink and a set of US size 11 (8mm) straight needles. You can use any type of yarn and needle size, but be aware changing the yarn weight and needle size will affect the finished dimensions of your project.

The square that I knitted up is about 8 inches square.

Sets of 6 plus 3

CO 30
Row 1-3: k all sts
Row 4: k3 *yo, SSK, PSSO, yo, k3* rep to last 3 sts, k3
Row 5: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 6: k3 *k3, yo, SSK, PSSO, yo* rep to last 3 sts, k3
Row 7: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Repeat Rows 4-7 to desired length
Knit last 3 rows, bind off and weave in tails

I hope you enjoy this stitch pattern. As with all of my patterns, feel free to sell anything made with them. If you want to share the pattern, please share this blog post and give me credit as the designer.

I’d love to see what you’ve made with the Spiral Staircase Knit Stitch. Post some pics on Kat’s Crochet Creations Facebook page, and let me know how you like it in the comments.

Until next time, take care!