Gooseberry stitch

bobshome's picture

HELP
I'm lost. Can anyone explain this *(P1, yrn, P1, yrn, P1) into next st, K1, rep from* - it's mostly the "yrn" part and the "into next st" ???????
thanks

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Tallguy is right... "yrn" is

Tallguy is right... "yrn" is an old term used for when you are doing a YO that leads into a purl stitch since you are going from front to back then to the front again. I've never come across this stitch before and it sounds like a nice twist on the Blackberry. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Tallguy's picture

This is a modification of

This is a modification of the bobble stitch as well. You are going to be making 5 stitches out of one, and in a later row, will decrease this back to one.

Here, you will insert your needle as if to purl in the next stitch, and P1, YO [old term yrn = yarn round needle], P1, YO, P1 -- all in that same next stitch. That will make 5 stitches in that next stitch. On the return row, you will purl all stitches.

The following row, the right side row, most likely you will slip 2, knit 3 together, and then slip those 2 over that one, and you have reduced those 5 back to one stitch to keep your count constant. Those resulting increases in stitches makes a small bobble, or fullness, which gives it some texture.

In the gooseberry stitch, this reduction is only with every alternate increase, the odd numbered ones, and you will reduce the even ones on the next right side row. Nice fun pattern.

Keep your tension a little looser, since you need to do a lot of twisting and turning and slipping to make it work.

bobshome's picture

This works beautifully!

This works beautifully! Thanks.

bobshome's picture

Hi Tallguy Now this is the

Hi Tallguy
Now this is the voice of experience. It all makes sense now.
merci
Bobshome

teejtc's picture

Is this what you're looking

Is this what you're looking for?

http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchglossary/g/gooseberry.htm

Hope it helps.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

bobshome's picture

Hi 'tim Wow - thanks,

Hi 'tim
Wow - thanks, somehow that description is MUCH clearer than the one I had.
I'm about to plunge in.
Merci
Bob