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Twisted stitches and lace knit in Super Saver Chunky

In yesterday’s post I knit up a swatch using Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle, and the flared diamond motif. It’s amazing to be able to make a knitted garment look like Fair Isle without the complicated work.

It’s so exciting to bring you today a lace panel that features lace eyelets, twisted stitches, and small cables knit in Red Heart Super Saver Chunky. Gone are the days where lace motifs are only knit with lace-weight yarn!

This teal color of Red Heart Super Saver Chunky is one of 19 brilliant options.
This teal color of Red Heart Super Saver Chunky is one of 19 brilliant options.

I used columns of twisted stitches to isolate each panel of either lace or small cables. I thought that with chunky yarn, this would help define each textured area.

For these columns of twisted stitches, I only knit in the back loop on right-side rows, but to really make those columns pop, purling in the back loop on the corresponding stitches on the wrong side rows really helps. Using Red Heart Super Saver Chunky
For these columns of twisted stitches, I only knit in the back loop on right-side rows, but to really make those columns pop, purling in the back loop on the corresponding stitches on the wrong side rows really helps.

stitches and abbreviations

k = Knit.
k-tbl= Knit through the back loop.
k2tog = Knit 2 stitches together.
p = Purl.
ssk = Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together.
s2tog-k1-p2sso = Slip 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, then pass slipped stitches over.
tuck = K1 into next st, but 3 rows below, yo, knit into the same st, slide st 3 rows above insertion point off needle, too.
yo = Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).
½ LPC = Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold in front; p2; k1 from cable needle.
½ RPC = Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back; k1; p2 from cable needle.

Stitches Legend for Chart
Stitches Legend for Chart

instructions

Row 1: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 2: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p8, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 3: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, 1/2 RPC, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k9, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 4: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, [p1, k1] twice, p8, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 5: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, tuck, yo, ssk, k2, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, p2, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, tuck, yo, ssk, k2, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (47 sts).

Row 6: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p9, [p1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, [p1, k1] twice, p10, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (47 sts).

Row 7: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, 1/2 LPC, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 8: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p8, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 9: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2tog, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2tog, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 10: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p8, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 11: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k3, yo, s2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k3, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, 1/2 RPC, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k3, yo, s2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k3, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 12: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, [p1, k1] twice, p8, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 13: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, p2, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k9, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 14: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, [p1, k1] twice, p8, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 15: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, 1/2 LPC, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k9, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 16: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p8, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 17: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, tuck, yo, ssk, k2, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, tuck, yo, ssk, k2, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (47 sts).

Row 18: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p10, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p9, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (47 sts).

Row 19: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, 1/2 RPC, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 20: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, [p1, k1] twice, p8, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 21: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2tog, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, p2, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2tog, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 22: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k1, p1, [p1, k1] twice, p8, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Row 23: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k3, yo, s2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k3, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, 1/2 LPC, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p1, k3, yo, s2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k3, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 24: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p8, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

Rows 25-48: Repeat rows 1-24.

Row 49: K2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, k-tbl, k1, k-tbl, p2, [k1, k-tbl] twice, p1, k9, p1, [k-tbl, k1] twice, k2 (43 sts).

Row 50: K2, [k1, p1] 3 times, p8, [k1, p1] twice, p1, k1, [k1, p1] 3 times, p7, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2 (43 sts).

The wrong side of the pattern also looks great! With this yarn, the textures really jump out at you. Using Red Heart Super Saver Chunky
The wrong side of the pattern also looks great! With this yarn, the textures really jump out at you.

chart

Chart for Lace & Twisted stitches square - Click to download PDF
Chart for Lace & Twisted stitches square – Click to download PDF

A PDF of this chart is available here for convenient viewing.

This stitch pattern would be perfect for a cushion cover, a lap blanket, or even a sweater. Knit up in Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, it will take no time at all! I hope you give it a try.

Join me tomorrow, I’ll be playing with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre.

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Flared Diamonds knit in Super Saver Fair Isle

About Charles Voth

I’m Charles Voth, a crochet and knitting professional. I enjoy reviewing yarns and tools to help others find materials that will help them be happy with what they stitch. I design garments and accessories and items for the home. I teach both crafts at yarn stores, in schools, and at craft shows and retail events. I am also a technical editor of both crochet and knitting patterns and illustrate the charts and diagrams that make pattern reading accessible to so many.

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