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Lover's Knot, Solomon's Knot, or Some Call it Hail Stone
Fear not the knots, because once you know which loop to yarn over into the rest is doing a single crochet!
The tricky part of this stitch is twofold. First, knowing what loop to work the single crochet into. When instructions say "back loop" they mean what the arrow is pointing to in the above photo. The second aspect of this stitch that takes some practice is making consistently sized loops. If you are making a wearable that uses this stitch you'll want to make sure you make the required loop size to maintain stitch gauge. (Stitch gauge is a four-letter word!)
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
Often you'll be instructed to make double knots and single knots in the same pattern. To make a double knot, just repeat what you did for the first knot.
The knot stitch is often used to create a lace effect. Shawls and shrugs and sometimes doilies feature this stitch. If you are ready to go knots, try these free patterns:
I'm Still in Knots
If you would like more resources to help you further perfect your knots, just click these links for additional tutorials.
- Annie's Attic Love Knot
- Annie's Attic Double Love Knot
- Lover's or Solomon's Knot
- Solomon's Knot
- About.com Lover's Knot
What Stitch Is Next?
I haven't decided on next month's stitch and I'd like your input. What stitch would you like to see featured? E-mail me with your stitch suggestion.