PopKnitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson is full of interesting and different stitch patterns, perfected by a master knitter.
For years I’ve been admiring the patterns, promising myself “I’m going to try that pattern and that one and that one…oh, and those two, and maybe this one, too.”
I was waiting for the right moment.
The time finally arrived earlier this month, when I could knit for fun and edification, without distractions, without worrying about doing anything else. This sort of thing doesn’t happen to me very often, so I was ready with specially-chosen yarns, patterns, needles, and a plan.
So here they are, over the next couple of posts: my swatches from PopKnitting. They were fun to make. I’m very pleased with each and every one.
This soft, light brown piece is Slipped Stitches and Reverse Stockinette Stitch. When the light hits the subtle texture just right—wow! The yarn: Berroco UltraAlpaca.
Here’s another subtly-textured piece, in the category of Slipped Stitches and Stockinette Stitch. The yarn is Plymouth Yarns’ lovely DK Merino Superwash.
Six rows of welt-knitting are about the height of three rows of stockinette, so it takes a while to get much length to your knitting when making welts. I passed the time by listening to a Flavia DeLuce novel by Alan Bradley while knitting welts.
This teal swatch has sets of three knitted welts alternating with sections of stockinette stitch, in Berroco UltraAlpaca Sport.