How to do Chevron patterns on the Bond knitting frame.
Yes, you can do a beautiful Chevron on the Bond, it just takes some
hand manipulation of stitches. Once you get the hang of it you'll
be moving right along. The number of stitches between the points
at which you make your increases & decreases is what determines the
angle of your chevron points. The less stitches between your increases
and decreases the sharper the angle will be.
Here we are working on our increase/decrease row. There will be 3 stitches
between the points at which I make my increases & decreases in
the swatch I am working here.
Make the decreases. Transfer 3 stitches in from the left and
from the right so that there are 3 stitches hung on the (center) decrease
Make the increases. Insert tool into the purl bar of stitch
from the previous row and pull it up
to hook it on the empty latch on each side of the (center) increase
needle. Knit across the row carefully. Then knit back in the
other direction. And that's all there is to it.
This is what it looks like when it's finished.
Instead of picking up the purl bar and placing it on the empty needle
try leaving that needle in a holding position & then after you knit
the increase/decrease row put that needle back into working position making
an eyelet at the point of the increase (like the background photo used
on this page.)
After knitting the inc/dec row turn your work with the garter bar and
knit one or more rows, then turn it back again making a nice zig-zag purl
line along the front of the work.
Alternate the eyelet increase with the bar increase.
Vary the number of plain knitted rows between the increase/decrease
Instead of making one double decrease as I did above try using two single
decreases. (this will leave 2 stitches in the center instead of one.)
Use different colors of yarn to get the Ripple Afghan look.
Have fun! There are lots of possibilities...
Copyright Anne T Brenner 2005
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