figure 8 chainmail stitch

1 Mar

This is a picture tutorial for the figure 8 chainmail stitch used in the Astril Mittens pattern. It is such a strange stitch to write out in words for the pattern so I hope these pictures help with any problems!

chainmailstitch-002

Step 1

Insert needle as if to knit

chainmailstitch-003

Step 2

Bring yarn around right hand needle (again as if to knit)

chainmailstitch-004

Step 3

bring yarn up and over the front of the left hand needle

chainmailstitch-005

Step 3

Continue carrying yarn around the right hand needle

chainmailstitch-010

Step 4

Now contunue to knit the stitch as usual picking up the yarn as you would for a normal knit stitch

chainmailstitch-014chainmailstitch-015

Step 5

Drop the two twisted wraps off the left hand needle to creat the looped cross

chainmailstitch-016

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: