Section three gives us a straightforward patch of K1,P1. Essentially, you are alternating the knits and purls so that knits stack on top of purls and purls stack on top of knits. The result is a bumpy texture that offers nice contrast to the smooth stockinette of section one and the open texture of section two—each separated by a “line” of garter stitch. Since you’re swapping back and forth between knits and purls, this goes much faster in Continental style knitting—another benefit to being “ambikniterous.” While the designer does not name it as such, I have always thought of this stitch as the “Seed Stitch.”
|a black-and-white shot so you can really see texture
- they can add density and durability—especially useful for sock heels!
- they are reversible
- as we learned in the Celtic Princess scarf, they are very useful as a non-curling border