Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bride bookmark and Solomon's Knot tutorial

It has been a while but with vacations and some home repairs, I haven't been able to work on the computer much.  Luckily, it doesn't mean I haven't been designing.  I love knit or crochet because I can take with me.

I am currently designing a bride bookmark.  This is part of a commission wall hanging.  I love how she came out.
 
I decided to give her an overskirt on her dress of Solomon's knot or Love knot lace because of its fantastically lacey look.  So I thought I would do a picture tuturial of this particular stitch.
 
To start,  pull up a loop.  My pattern calls for a loop that is 1/4 inch long.  (Most patterns will tell you how long a loop is required for their pattern.)  
 
Yarn over and pull a loop through.
 
  Now comes the "tricky" part.  Sc in back strand of the long lp created by pulling a loop through above.
 
Below is a completed Solomon's knot or Love knot.
 



 Generally, a pattern has you make several on top of  each other as shown below. 
Future rows are generally worked in the sc stitch on top of the knot.  The stitch is not a hard one just a little confusing if you have not run into it before.
Here is a back view of the overskirt to show how neat this stitch works up.
I love how it came out. 
I think crochet and knitting are wonderful.  They are so mobile that they can be taken on 16 hour drives to see the children and the work isn't put on hold until we return.  What do you like about these arts?