Stacked Stitches

Stacked stitches is a wonderful easy technique that creates wild and wonderful colourful knitted fabrics. All done with stitches you ALREADY know!. Intrigued? ...... ... then keep on reading

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Colourwork knitting has never been crazier. With stacked stitches you can create stripy waved fabric in colourful zany stripes.

I came across this technique a few months ago, seeing the finished results on Xandy Peters Instragram feed. Totally impressed ! 

I took the concept and designed my very own wrap. The Splash Waves Wrap. It incorporates a wavy lace panel and some of the extreme increases and decreases in alternating striped sections.

Available below are videos of the increase and decrease stitches used in the wrap. Watch to see that its not so difficult after all, just using stitch techniques that you know anyway, over and over again.

Have fun xx

Stacked Decreases

The easiest and neatest of the stacked stitches. I use in the flower starts and the Splash Waves Wrap.

Video shows how to decrease your stitches from 13 stitches to 1 stich on one row. This technique is used in the "Flower Stars" knitting pattern. The same principle can be applied to other stacked stitches decreases.

Video shows how to decrease your stitches from 11 stitches to 1 stich on one row. This technique is used in the "Splash Waves Wrap". The same principle can be applied to other stacked stitches decreases.

 

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Stacked Increases

A little bit more difficult technique, need to keep on top of counting your stitches and making sure they don;t slip off your needles. .I use in  the Splash Waves Wrap.

Video shows how to increase your stitches from 1 stitch to 13 stiches on one row. This technique is used in the "Splash Waves Wrap". The same principle can be applied to other stacked stitches increases.

 

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