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.

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.

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

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.

chart

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

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