23 Dec 2017

A dozen rainbows!

For the last few days, we've been counting down through the 12 chapters of our Reversible Knitting Stitches book and we've arrived at Chapter 1! This chapter is called Allover Stitches and includes some lovely knitting patterns including the stitch we're featuring today, Quilted Cross Stitch. 

As you can see from the photo above, the stitch inspired Anna to make a whole rainbow of coasters! 

Quilted Cross Stitch may not be one of the easiest knitting patterns you'll ever try, but it certainly is one of the more dramatic. Layers of stitches all moving in different directions seem to be piled one on top of another to give a stunning effect. The surface almost looks as though it has been embroidered over a backing fabric. 

The other side of the work is completely different, with an interesting broken rib texture that sits nicely flat. The fabric is firm and textural with a lovely contemporary feel. The stitch would be a lovely choice for a centrepiece or plant pot stand or, as here, a set of coasters!

The Rainbow Coasters are wonderfully vibrant and are sure to jazz up any surface. Two different yarns have been paired to produce the set: Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK (a 100% cotton yarn) and Schachenmayr Select Violena, which is a 50:50 mix of cotton and modal.

The colours range from a rich red to a deep violet and from a bright and eye-catching yellow to a lime green and turquoise. Knit just a few for a co-ordinated colour theme or make one of each colour for a complete rainbow! 

The material has a dense texture, which gives a good degree of insulation to any tabletop. The coasters are also finished with a gentle starching to improve stain protection and longevity.

To read more about the Rainbow Coasters knitting pattern, please click here.

Please click here to read the first in this series of blogposts, then follow the links at the bottom of each post to see all the stitch patterns featured.

To read more about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here
The book is available as an E-Book, a Print book, or a Print and E-Book Package.

If you have already purchased the E-Book and would like to add the Print copy as a package Upgrade, then please contact me. I hope you've enjoyed this series of blogposts and that you'll find lots of inspiration for your own design work in the pages of the book.

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday season and all the best for the New Year!

Moira and Anna 

Last Blogpost: The Cold Gap

My Website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com
Anna's Website: www.kikuknits.com

Our Book: Reversible Knitting Stitches

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