Friday, July 24, 2020
Vespers Softly Approach
I am so excited to share a new pattern with you! Vespers is available in Knotions Magazine's August Tutorial Issue and it is completely free to you.
Vespers are the prayers said at evening, from the Latin word for evening, which are meditative and repetitive. This design can also be described that way. The “cheater” brioche stitch used in the pattern is easy to memorize, and can be done at a relaxed pace without too much concentration; providing all the squish of garter stitch, with a little more interest. It is perfect for comfort or prayer knitting. This infinity scarf can be worn long, doubled around the neck, wrapped over the ears for extra warmth (or as a head covering for Vespers), or even as a shrug of sorts. It is wonderful for using those mini-skein sets I can never resist, and is also suitable for using up leftovers from other projects.
There are so many free tutorials available in this issue to help you build your knitting and crochet skills, including one specifically for this honeycomb "brioche" type stitch. The first few rounds can be a little tricky, but once you get past the first few rounds and are able to "read" your knitting it becomes much easier and fairly quick.
I have a couple videos available here for you to see how it's done:
How to K1Below
How to P2tog w/Strand Below
One more thing! Because it is my birthday today, I have a special treat for you. If you use the coupon code happy15thanniversary on any of my single patterns available at PayHip or Ravelry from now through the end of Sunday night, July 26, you will receive 29% off of your purchase. Enjoy!
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