This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knit. If you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.
Block Four: Lattice with Seed Stitch
Block Five (coming soon)
Getting Started Knitting
If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready to begin your afghan.
Working with the Lattice with Seed Stitch Pattern
This is another one of the knit and purl textured blocks that has a great optical illusion. Pay close attention to the seed stitch, which is the bumpy pattern in between the basketweave pieces. The seed stitch creates an interesting texture that makes for a dense, warm fabric, and it will lay flat so it works well for borders. The trick to the seed stitch is to offset a rib stitch. Basically you K1 P1 across a row and then when you flip it over start with whatever stitch you ended with. So if you purled the last stitch of the row above, start with a purl stitch on the next row.
How to Knit the Seed Stitch
Note: This square worked up quite a bit smaller than my other squares. I thought about re-doing it with a larger sized needles to make match my other squares better. After blocking it did stretch out some and I will be able to use it. Just pay attention. If it seems quite a bit smaller than your other blocks you may want to try using larger needles.
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