This week’s stitch is called: Railway Stitch and was originally knit as a sock on US000 needles. It was published in 1889. This is a six-row repeat of knit and purl stitches and creates a woven-looking fabric with long vertical rows of knit stitches. Just remember, if you are using more than one color, to ALWAYS begin a new color on a right-side row to avoid bicolor purl stitches on the right side of your fabric.
I am thrilled with the interest in this Knit-A-Long (KAL) and hope to hear from you as you go along with this project. What yarn are you using? Who are you knitting this for? When I am working on this pattern there are really only two rows I have to pay much attention to: Row 1 and Row 4, because they set the pattern for the following row. Row 2 and Row 5 are just knit the knits and purl the purls in the stitches between the seed edge stitches. Row 3 is KNIT, and Row 6 is PURL. Do this a couple of times and there is a flow to this stitch pattern that is enjoyable.
Have a wonderful week and an enjoyable knit! Take care, Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn Studio