Knit & Crochet Ladder Stitches
This week on Ask Me Monday, we talk creating extreme open-weave fabrics for summer garments, using knit and crochet ladder stitches.
Watch the episode, use the practice swatch patterns below, then put your skills to work by making one of the Summer Scarves from the YarnYAY! May box. Have fun!
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Knit & Crochet Ladder Stitches: Let’s do this!
Knit Ladder Stitch: Swatch it
Multiples of 4. (Not including border stitches)
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: (RS): K4, *ssk, (yo) twice, k2tog); rep from * to last 4 sts; k4.
Row 6 (WS): K4, p1, *(p1, k1) into double yo, p2; rep from * rep from * to last 4 sts; K4.
Repeat Rows 5-6 until piece is square.
Last 4 Rows: Knit.
Crochet Ladder Stitch: Swatch it
Fsc = foundation single crochet
Multiples of 3+ 1 (if using Fsc)
Fsc 19. Turn.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * to end. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (doesn’t count as first st), sc in first st, *2 sc in ch2-sp, sc in dc; rep from * across, ending with 2 sc in beg ch5-sp and sc in 3rd ch of same ch-5. Turn.
Repeat Rows 1-2 unit piece is square. Fasten off.