Have you ever looked at your stockinette knitting, thought that everything was fine because it was the right size and you didn't see any dropped stitches or purls or anything but then, upon closer inspection, noticed a little row (say 5) of Vs that are a little longer than the other Vs and when you turn to the purl side, instead of those stitches having the characteristic purl bumps backing them, they form a little meshy zigzag? OMG what did you do?!
Whatever it is, I want to do that on purpose now, because I saw a really cool blouse at Macy's that made it into a pattern. The blouse was knit with thin varigated thread, but I bet I could do it with yarn and needles and have a cool scarf pattern or something. The stitch pattern was basically stockinette, but it had these sort of horizontal runs in it. If you mentally sliced it into horizontal quarter inch/half inch strips, you would see inch-wide sections of plain stockinette (several rows worth) alternating with inch wide sections of giant mutant stockinette (one row worth). These strips stack on top of each other brickwise/checkerboard style, NOT so they form vertical panels of stockinette and mutant stockinette. The mutant stockinette bits are shaped like eyes or footballs, whichever you prefer. Because of this, the fabric had a ripply stripey look, evocative of Lizard Ridge
I made a rough MS Paint sketch and uploaded it into my scrapbook. It ought to be behind the following lj-cut. In the picture, the mutant stockinette stitches are only 2 regular stockinette rows tall, but they were probably taller. How do I knit this? If I do make something in this pattern, does it need to be in a blockable fiber? Thanks!( Collapse )
EDIT: Aha, "seafoam stitch" as stockinette instead of garter. Thanks!