Sunday, February 25, 2018

Diagonal Braid Stitch Pattern

Have you joined the Yarn Hoarder's Dishcloth Challenge? I have and I am having fun.  Amber is hosting this challenge over on Instagram and it's pretty simple.  You knit a dishcloth each week, post a picture, use the hashtag #yarnhoarderdishclothchallenge and feel very pleased with yourself that you are getting a jump start on gift giving :)

For this week's cloth I decided to use the Diagonal Braid stitch and turn it into a dishcloth.  I was so pleased with it that I wanted to share the stitch pattern with you.

Diagonal Braid Stitch

Yarn  50 grams dishcloth cotton (Dishie or Berrnat Handicrafter)

 Needle  3.75 mm or 4 mm or 4.5 mm (I prefer a smaller needle to make a tighter fabric)

Cast on 36 sts  (or any multiple of 4 sts )

Row 1 - *k2, p2* repeat to end of row
Row 2 - *k2, p2* repeat to end of row
Row 3 - *p1, k2, p1* repeat to end of row
Row 4 - *k1, p2, k1* repeat to end of row
Row 5 - *p2, k2* repeat to end of row
Row 6 - *p2, k2* repeat to end of row
Row 7 - *k1, p2, k1* repeat to end of row
Row 8 - *p1, k2, p1* repeat to end of row

Repeat these 8 rows until desired length

Cast off in pattern

I hope you enjoy


Mereknits said...

That is such a beautiful stitch, it would make a brilliant cowl.

Debbie said...

Thanks for creating this pattern Louise. It is a beautiful stitch.
The pattern says cast on 34 stitches or any multiple of 4 - 34 isn't a multiple of four?
I cast on 36 stitches and hope it works.

WildflowerWool said...

Thanks Debbie for your eagle eyes (and sorry that I messed up your knitting with my typo!)

I have fixed the pattern on Ravelry and this blog post to say 36 sts

Sooooo sorry for the mix up. On the bright side I have figured out how to send out updated patterns on Ravelry :)

Happy Knitting

Debbie said...

Thanks Louise. You didn’t mess up my knitting. I went with the 36 stitches and it is working great. I like how the pattern works. Designing is one thing - typing another!