Eye of the Partridge
Usually, this stitch is used when knitting socks...to turn the heel. The use of the slip stitches makes the heel rather strong. Recently, on the Knittyblog, I read about using this stitch with handpainted, lace-weight yarn to make a shawl. LOVELY results! Now, I'm obsessed with this stitch. Every single bit of handpainted or variegated yarn in my house has been swatched using this stitch!
A yarn in my stash, from Mary Jane's Attic, purchased last winter at the Felt Club festival at LACC seemed to work best with this stitch. The triangular, top portion of the photo above is the stitch using size 11 needles. For the swatch on the bottom, I used size 10 needles. Since shawls aren't really my thing, I cast on for a simple top-down shell. We'll see how far I can get with just one skein (260 yards) of this gorgeous hand-dyed wool.
Now, if I can just get that song, "Eye of the Tiger" out of my head while knitting!!!!
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