Tuesday, October 20, 2009

XXX ZigZag Cross Over Stitch

I am progressing nicely with this little sweater. The color is wonderful and each time I try it on it seems to fit nicely. Actually I kind of do not want to take it off so I am hopeful that this will be a garment that I will wear a lot. For our climate here is Southern California this short sleeve open sort of jacket / sweater is perfect, just to take the chill off the shoulders. It would be a great addition to a fall or spring wear also.

I have been trying to figure out what kind of edging to do on this and I think I've got it. I first wanted this to be all garter stitch to show off the yarn and I'm pleased of the way it looks. I really do like the all knit garter stitch it gives a nice texture and hangs nicely for me. There is no curling to worry about and it's an easy knit. I knit Continental so the knit stitch is more efficient and goes faster for me than the purl stitch.

I wanted to stay with the knit stitches and looked through many different books of "edgings" but I just could not find anything that was easy, not much counting and that was knit and looked good. Then I remembered this XXX Zig Zag Cross Over Stitch. I am not sure where I learned this who showed it to me but I kind of parked it in my memory for just such a project. It may have come from one of Barbara Walker's books. That woman is so clever.

For future references I made a little YouTube video to show how I do this easy breezy edging.






4 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

LOVE the stitch! So, after doing the set up row and the zigzag cross over row, will you keep going? I'm thinking you could probably do a few garter stitch rows in-between each zigzag row and have a nice airy look.

Ana Petrova said...

You are so clever Ellen, yes you can add one or more rows in-between. Your choice, I was doing 3 rows between the zig zag rows.

Mary Tess said...

Wonderful tutorial Ana. I'm going to try working that stitch soon.

Ana Petrova said...

Thank you Mary Tess, I'm planning to do more of them now that I figured out how to do it.

Happy Knitting