Testing on my Frostfall shawl is just beginning and I can’t wait to share the pattern with everyone next month!
In the pattern, there are two stitch abbreviations that are quite similar and could be easily mixed up. To further add to the confusion, I’ve seen each abbreviation used interchangeably, depending on the source/pattern. I’m hoping that adding a tutorial on each of the stitches will help avoid any confusion or frustration.
Eyelet Mock Cable
Frostfall uses an eyelet mock cable to separate the lace edge and the textured body. The mock cable itself is worked over three stitches and is a four row repeat.
Row 1: SL1, K2, PSSO (slip one stitch purl-wise, knit two stitches, pass the slipped stitch over both knit stitches)
Row 2: P1, YO, P1 (purl one stitch, yarn over, purl one stitch)
Row 3: Knit the three stitches.
Row 4: Purl the three stitches.
Once you finish working Row 4, you’ve completed one repeat of the eyelet mock cable!
There are a few more tutorials for techniques used in the Frostfall shawl pattern:
Designing knitting patterns is a tangible way to express myself. Each pattern is a reflection of part of my soul and contains bits of my joy, sadness, fears, and hopes. My heart belongs on the shores of Lake Superior and most of my pattern designs are inspired by life "Up North."
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