So, getting on with things, this month's squares feature a fun version of a spike stitch. It's called the popsicle spike stitch. It reminds me of stained glass when the right colors are used. It makes a tight, sturdy fabric. I used it in the Jubilee Christmas Stocking. We like our Christmas stockings stuffed rather full - so this was the perfect stitch to use.
|Jubilee Christmas Stocking taraduff 2016|
Popsicle Spike Square #17
|Popsicle Spike Square #17|
Popsicle Spike Square #18
|Popsicle Spike Square #18|
Color changes: Work rows 1, 4, 5, 8 & 9 in main color. All other rows are worked with another color. In square #17, I used only two yarns, a solid color as the main color and a multi-color self-patterning yarn as the second color. On square #16, I used a main color and alternated two colors for the other stripes.
Lsc: Insert hook into next stitch 3 rows below and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through both loops.
Foundation Ch & Row 1: Ch 35. Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch. (34 sc) Change colors. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch across.
Row 3: Repeat row 2. Change colors at end of row.
Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in first stitch. *Lsc over next 2 stitches. Sc in next 4 stitches. Repeat from * to last 3 stitches. Lsc over next 2 stitches. Sc in last stitch. Turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 2. Change colors at end of row.
Rows 6,7: Repeat row 2. Change colors and end of row 7.
Row 8: Ch 1. Sc in first 4 stitches. *Lsc over next 2 stitches. Sc in next 4 stitches. Repeat from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 9: Repeat row 2. Change colors at end of row.
Row 10 - 49: Repeat rows 2-9.