Updated February 25, 2022.
This stripe is the most colorful so far. That’s because it uses a boldly-colored knitting wool, Koigu. These yarns are hand-dyed in small batches, so the color can vary greatly from dyelot to dyelot. This isn’t good for matching, but it’s great for creating an eclectic look.
I love Koigu. It’s fantastic for needlepoint on 13- and 14-mesh because it’s a fingering weight yarn. Now it’s packaged in smaller amounts for needlepoint. So far it’s not widely distributed; I bought mine at Purl Soho.
The stitch used in this stripe is Elongated Smyrna Cross, below. This is a rectangular version of that popular stitch. Like Cashmere and other rectangular stitches, you can vary it by putting it in different brick patterns. Here it is in a grid pattern.
Come by Tuesday to get the next stitch!
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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