Since my last update, dear viewers, I have begun my very first lacework project! It's only a very simple pattern but I'm practicing hard so I can incorporate the stitch into my later works. I like the way it looks like a controlled, deliberate ladder.
Ready yourselves with two contrasting wools of the same thickness, and the needles of the recommended size. For my demonstration, I used DK and 5mm needles.
My YELLOW wool is COLOUR A
My GREEN wool is COLOUR B
RIGHT SIDE (RS) means COLOUR A ON THE RIGHT
WRONG SIDE (WS) means COLOUR A ON THE LEFT
The whole is knitted in garter stitch.
Let's begin! Cast on your desired number of stitches-anything between 20 and 40 is a good scarf width-using COLOUR A.
1-Knit one row with colour A
*2-Knit one stitch with A and B together (see pic). Move long tail of B to front of work (this will mean it's on the correct side when you get back to it).
3-Knit with colour A until the stitch BEFORE the two-stranded stitch. Knit this stitch with both strands, as in pic.
4-Knit 2 sts colour B, 3rd stitch A and B, B to front, A to end
Continue so that on the RS you use both strands on the stitch before the previous bi-stranded stitch, and on the WS you use both strands on the stitch after the previous bi-stranded stitch.
Colour B will slowly take up all your stitches, making your work look akin to this:
Repeat from *-* until length desired and cast off using only one colour.
Looking good, my friend. Show me pictures, or leave a comment if my instructions make no sense. Thanks!