Friday, May 11, 2018

Charity Block #9: Granite Stitch



I’ve liked the look of the granite stitch ever since I first saw it on Pinterest, but I like it even more now. I knit this block as another swatch to see if it would work for a future design. It won’t work for the one I had in mind, but I love how simple yet interesting the stitch pattern is. It also lays neatly flat instead of curling, which gives it bonus points. I think it would be a great stitch for a scarf or a blanket. Downside, though: the stitches really scrunch together. My gauge with these needles and this yarn would usually be around 4 stitches per inch, but with granite stitch it ended up being 6 stitches per inch.



What you’ll need:
  • Size 8 needles
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn

Skills you’ll need:

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch

Cast on 42 sts.
Continue until block measures 9 inches from cast on edge. Bind off.


What do you think? What would you like to make with the granite stitch? (Leave me a comment with your ideas, and if your idea turns into a design later, I’ll name it after you!)

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