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Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns.

This first month of 2017 has been crazy busy – travel and trade shows, new puppy and new presidential craziness, editorial calendars and planning, holiday packing-up and kids back to school. My head might literally be spinning — Ok, maybe not, but it sure was close there a couple of times, I am sure of it.

When I was mulling over what to knit for my swatch, I knew I wanted something soothing, subdued, strong and comfortable. Like a good, supportive friend to lean on. Or losing oneself in the quiet wind that whispers through the tall trees in the woods. Or as if standing on a mountaintop and feeling the permanence under your feet.

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns. Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns.

Rusted is a colourway that invoked those feelings for me. I also pulled out a little Silver to see how it coordinated.

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns. Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns.

Using a variation of Bamboo stitch, with a simple yarn over that is passed over two stitches, makes columns of Stockinette stitch become more defined and significant. I found myself a little surprised, yet wholly enchanted, with the final outcome. Worked up in CashLuxe Fine, with size 3 needles, the final effect is both ultra-lightweight and “solid” feeling, deliciously soft and while still substantial.

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns. Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns.

Why don’t you give it a try?

Diagonal Bamboo (mult of 2 sts)

Set-up Row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, k2, pass the yo over the 2 sts; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 3: K2, *yo, k2, pass the yo over the 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: Same as Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for pattern.

What memories, ideas, or emotions does Rusted (or Silver) stir up in you? What project would you love to make with them?

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Rusted in CashLuxe Fine by SweetGeorgia Yarns.

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About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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