In this series of blogposts, I am featuring 12 stitch patterns from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, and then showing a knitting pattern where it has been used. If you would like to read the first of this series, please click here then follow the links through at the bottom of the page until you get back to this point.
Today's stitch pattern is from Chapter 10 of our book and is an example of a stitch that can look completely different with an alternative yarn.
I could see this pattern being used with a softly twisted cotton to give a lovely set of hand towels and wash cloths, with the raised purl shapes giving both absorbency and a pleasing texture.
However, I could also envisage it worked in a fine tencel or bamboo yarn for a stunning bookmark. A slight sheen and tighter twist in the yarn would emphasise the strong textural details of the pattern and give a beautiful result.
The tie has square-cut ends and a gentle shaping around the centre to give a neat knot at the neckline. Have a look at my earlier blogpost here where I have talked about some of the different knots that can be used for a tie. Knitted ties lend themselves to experimentation!
If you would like to read more about the Okehampton Tie pattern, then please click here and for more information about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, then please click here.
Until tomorrow – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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