Stitch of the Week: Faux Braid


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 This week’s stitch of the week is the Faux Braid, supplied by Naomi Harrod of The Wool Shop in Galashiels. 

 

Difficulty: Easy

A very pretty stitch that looks best knitted up in 4ply. Gorgeous as a pair of socks or a light cardigan.

 Abbreviations:

St(s): stitch(es)

K: knit

P: purl

Yo: yarn over

K2tog: knit 2 sts together

Ssk: slip slip knit

Sl 2 tog – k1 – p2sso: slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over

 

Cast on a multiple of 11 sts + 1
Row 1: P1, * k6, k2tog, k2, yo, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: K1, * p10, k1; repeat from * to end
Row 3: P1, * k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 5: P1, * k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 7: P1, * yo, k2, sl 2 tog- k1 – p2sso, k2, yo, k3, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 9: P1, * k1, yo, k2, ssk, k5, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 11: P1, * k2, yo, k2, ssk, k4, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 13: P1, * k3, yo, k2, k3tog, k2, yo, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 14: K1, * p10, k1; repeat from * to end

Repeat rows 3 – 14


Catch up with the previous Stitch of the weeks here 

 

 

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