S1k1 uses?

I’m knitting socks with heel flaps made with this stitch pattern: k1s1 on RS, purl on WS. I’m intrigued by it! I really like the appearance of it and I’m curious as to whether I could knit a whole sweater with it. It would probably be more like a coat as the resulting fabric is so thick!

What else is it used for? Does it curl up like stockinette, or could it be used for edgings on collars, cuffs etc? Is it good for knitting warm hats and mittens?

Oh, and is there a name for this stitch??

TIA :slight_smile:

It’s called heel stitch. There is also the eye of the partridge stitch that is used for heels. It does curl as it’s a stockinette fabric. As for other uses, whatever you want to use it on, give it a try and see how you like it.

I did TWO entire big bulky sweaters using s1k1 last winter. Used up masses amounts of various yarns, and it made a really cool pattern.

you have to rib on the bottom or it curls.

Thanks, I’ll use ribbing if I make anything :slight_smile:

I bet those sweaters are warm! I get cold easily and am eager to make myself a bunch of warm sweaters. Store bought ones are always too thin, even the one that I spent €50 on! What a waste.

Knits and slips in two colors can produce some really great mosaic patterns and it’s easy. I do my mosaic color work in garter stitch. I just like it better. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#view=captioned_thumbs&query=knit%20dishcloth&pa=mosaic&sort=popularity A dishcloth pattern makes a nice front panel for a tote bag. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PurpleRainbow/dishrag-tote-2

I did one in 3 colours, and just used up spare yarn all the way. its quite amazing, like a kaliedoscope.
the second one was done in pale grey, pinks, and blues, and starts dark at the bottom gets lighter as it goes up.

I’ll add a pic to my photobucket page.

I look forward to seeing your picture. Another way to use up odd bits of different colors is with helix stripes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yguzTWhbPZk http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2011/03/helix-barberpole-stripes-part-2-of.html

Oh wow, those dishcloths look like fun to make! I’ve not done color work yet so maybe I could use this as an introduction to it, thanks :slight_smile: Could add them to the Xmas gift stash…
This is all so exciting! I just got Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Without Tears, and I have her Knitters’ Almanac, so I’m rally eager to start playing with stitch patterns :grinning: