You can knit Nebula swatches to see what it has to offer! Nebula is a lovely yarn to work with, and I have two designs being worked up in this one. The combination of the subtle color variation always evident in Anzula Luxury Fibers yarn and the subtle (soft) sparkle of stellina make this an excellent yarn to explore new stitch patterns. Read my post here for more about Nebula.
Knit Nebula As A Nursery for Ideas, I
Row 1 (RS): K1, *YO, k1, SK2P, k1, YO, k1; repeat from *
Row 2: Purl
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.
The charts I make are Action charts (what you see is what you do). I’ve linked a post at the bottom if you want to know more. I like the Razor pattern in both stitch counts because it is easy to master, but never gets boring. Silver Valley is made with both stitch patterns
Knit Nebula As A Nursery for Ideas, II
Today we are facing potentially hot weather for the balance of the week. We aren’t equipped for hot weather here! If summer weather has you looking for smaller knitting, I think swatches are a perfect solution: small, and they let you dream ahead to happier knitting weather in the Fall. Knit Nebula in the Razor stitches, or if you don’t like that, knit Nebula in Ashland.
Notes: 1) SR (stands for short row) rows. The instruction has both the WS and the RS instruction in the row. There is no wrap or other maneuvers, just turn and knit or purl back. 2) Dbl-YO is to wrap the yarn twice. On the return row you will purl in the second loop of the dbl-YO.
Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k2, YO, SSK, k3, YO, SSK, k1, (SSK, YO) 3 times, k17
SR 2 (worked over 17 sts): (Sl1, p16, turn, k17) 2 times
Row 4: Sl1, p16, k9, YO, SSK, k3, YO, SSK, k1
Row 5: Sl1, k2, YO, SSK, k3, YO, SSK, k1, (SSK, YO) 2 times, SSK, dbl-YO, p17
SR 6 (worked over 17 sts): Sl1, k16, turn, p17) 2 times
Row 8: Sl1, k25, YO, SSK, k3, YO, SSK, k1
Repeat Rows 1 through 8.
Remember, these stitch patterns are being made available to you so you can knit swatches as part of the Anzula Swatch Challenge I started. See the posts linked below for more. You still have time to get in at the beginning (first drawing is August 15!). Check in on Friday, I think I’ll have more on the Anzula Swatch Challenge.