Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 357 and Whiskers

This is a cute little stitch pattern that always reminds me of a kitty's face. If you were so inclined, you could add a pair of button eyes above each set of whiskers.

It's a very easy stitch to create. Work the surrounding stitches in anyway you'd like and just insert the motif wherever you feel the need. The motif is as follows:

Row 1, 3, 5: With yarn in front, slip 5 stitches purl wise
Row 2, 4, 6, 8: Purl back
Row 7: Knit 2, pass your needle below the loose yarn in front of the work Knit the center stitch such that the loos yarn is caught behind the stitch you just made, Knit 2.

I think they look best when surrounded by stockinette. Just make sure you hold your yarn loosely when you slip the 5 stitches or when it comes time to catch them all again, you may pucker your fabric enough that the hardest blocking won't get it to lie flat.

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