the beauty of stacked stitches

January 31, 2018

Buckle your seat belt, you're in for a wild ride! Have you heard of stacked stitches? These melted crayon color explosions look complicated don't they? They are NOT. This technique uses slipped stitches and some hefty decreases, a bit of counting on some of the rows--so really nothing we don't already know. I have looked at these patterns over the last few years and while I liked them very much, I dismissed them as being way too difficult. Recently a reader brought them to my attention referring to the technique as stacked stitches, which I had not heard of. With a little searching, I found that two designers, Xandy Peters and Natalia Moreva, practically dominate this little corner of the knitiverse. Their designs are nothing less than gorgeous. Xandy Peters has two free patterns, an oak leaf and a star so you can have a wee try for yourself. Give either one a try--I think you'll love it as much as I did! The name and designer with Ravelry links are in each caption. Prepare to fall in love.

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Sun Salutation by Xandy Peters

Sun Salutation by Xandy Peters

Twinkle by Natalia Moreva


Fascination Wrap and Cowl by Xandy Peters

Lotus Challenge by Xandy Peters

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Lothlorien by Natalia Moreva 

Melted Paint by Natalia Moreva

Fascination Wrap and Cowl by Xandy Peters



Fox Paws by Xandy Peters
Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Frangipani Kiera Foley

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Oak Leaf by Xandy Peters is a free download. Give it a try to see if you like stacked stitches.

Maple Leaves by Natalia Moreva shows the back in the foreground.

Flower Meadow by Natalia Morev

 Oak Valley by Natalia Moreva

Poison Oak by Natalia Moreva

Stars by Xandy Peters is also a free pattern to test for yourself.

Ziggy Star Hat by Xandy Peters


OK, so my oak leaf looks more like a little gecko, but he's cute, right?
This was easy peasy to make and I think a large shawl would be a fascinating knit.



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7 comments

  1. Wow, I have never heard of this before but it does produce some stunning effects.

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  2. Omg reminds me of my needlepoint days...bargello etc
    M

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    1. I had forgotten about Bargello! I used to love doing that!

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  3. A little like the Missonis too. Kinda like the ones that look like Persian carpets. Chloe

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  4. Hi Kristen,
    These are beautiful. Way out of my comfort zone, but I'm in for a challenge. I always like trying something new!
    Take care,
    Leslie

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    1. Agree! They are beautiful, but if I made one it would be for the challenge!

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