I LOVE rainy days.
Not only because all my plants are getting a nice drink of fresh water, but also because it gives me permission to stay home with my pups and do what I love to do ... KNIT!
When the weather changed to chilly and breezy a few days ago, and knowing that lots of baseball and rain were in my future, I took a little field trip to my local craft store and scooped up this yummy wool yarn.
Having no real plan or pattern in mind for this yarn I did remember that in my knitting group my friend Anna was trying out a new pattern that slightly resembled houndstooth and I have always loved houndstooth.
So I quick like knit up a swatch to check my gauge and to work out the pattern and soon realized that I loved the look of the high contrast and that it did look like knitted houndstooth but much more simple than reading a chart and tracking your rows ...LOVE IT!
Look how simple ...
- Starting with the gray yarn, cast on an odd number of stitches. the amount you cast on will depend on what you're knitting. (Think scarf, prayer shawl or skirt.)
- Knit 2 foundation rows.
- Add the mustard yarn and K the first stitch, K the next stitch along with the loop right below the stitch that's on the needle.
- Knit the next stitch.
- Repeat #3 and #4 until you get to the end of the row.
- Next row ... all K.
- Now bring the gray back up .. K 2 then knit in the pattern described above, except when you get to the end of this row, K the last 2 stitches.
- Knit the next row.
Here's to rainy days, yummy yarn, fab houndstooth and sweet pups!