CANE WORK STITCH

Dis­cov a new stitch and how to use it in every is­sue.

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BA­SIC CANE WORK STITCH PAT­TERN

Cane Work Stitch looks like large ‘X’ shapes. Each ‘X’ is sep­a­rated from the next by a ch-1 sp. The pat­tern is ab­bre­vi­ated in two parts; the first part (CWa) forms the long di­ag­o­nal of the cross, and the lower half of the other di­ag­o­nal. The sec­ond part (CWb) com­pletes the ‘X’ with the up­per half of the sec­ond di­ag­o­nal.

Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

CWa Yrh twice, in­sert hook in next st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops, (you will have 3 loops on your hook), keep­ing these 3 loops on your hook, skip next ch-1 sp, tr in next st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice, ch1

CWb Tr in the front loop and next loop of last tr worked, ch1. See the il­lus­tra­tion at www. sim­ply­cro­chet­mag.co.uk to show these loops high­lighted. Chain a mul­ti­ple of 4 plus 3 sts (we used 35ch for the sam­ple).

Row 1 Ch2, tr in 5th ch from hook, ch4, CWb, *skip next ch, yrh twice, in­sert hook in next ch, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops, (you will have 3 loops on your hook), keep­ing these 3 loops on your hook, skip next ch, tr in next ch, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice, ch1, CWb; re­peat from * across, turn. [9 Xs] In the fol­low­ing rows, a stitch counts as the top of one of the di­ag­o­nals of the pre­vi­ous row, so the top of the pre­vi­ous row con­sists of (st, ch-sp) re­peated across the row.

Row 2 Ch5 (counts as dtr, ch1), skip first ch-1 sp, *CWa, CWb, skip next ch-1 sp; re­peat from * to last ch- 4 sp, skip next ch of ch- 4 sp, dtr in next ch, turn. [8 Xs and 2 dtr]

Row 3 Ch2, skip first ch-1 sp, tr in next st, ch4, CWb, *skip next ch-1 sp, CWa, CWb; re­peat from * across to last (st and beg ch-5), skip next ch-1 sp, CWa, skip­ping the first ch of the ch-5 and work­ing the tr in the next ch of the ch-5, CWb omit­ting fi­nal ch1, turn. [9 Xs] Rows 2-3 set pat­tern. This pat­tern needs pin­ning and steam block­ing for the best re­sults. Pat­terns by Lucy Croft.

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