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Love Knot Stitch Fashion Clothing Yoke with Roses
A Creation of 1920's Crochet Designer Emma Farnes

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The knot stitch lends a delicate look to this lovely yoke. Irish style Roses setting off the front of the yoke are the perfect touch. Wouldn't this be wonderful on a bridal gown?

If it's been awhile since you've worked with the knot stitch or even if this will be your first experience with this stitch, my step-by-step how-to will make it easier for you. Scroll to the bottom of this Knot Stitch Checkerboard Square page, for a further knot stitch how-to.

Materials Needed: Sample was made with 3 balls of size 30 thread.

You can substitute another size thread and adjust number of knot stitches used for the width.

Here's a closer look at the front, showing part of the bottom edging also.
Instructions: Start under arm, ch 8, 2 dc in 4th and 5th stitches from hook, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, turn. Repeat 19 times. Then start first row of Knot Stitches. 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in first loop on side, 5 knot stitches in next 5 loops, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next loop. Ch 3 - turn and repeat to desired length. Use 4 knot stitch for width of shoulder straps.

Picot = chain 4, slip stitch in base of chain 4 just made. Edging below calls for 3 picot made in same stitch (it will look something like a small three-leaf clover).

Edging: 1st Row - (on neck side) - 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in every loop. - Note: No ch between loops in this row.
2nd Row - 3 picot over every loop, ch 4.

Connect under arm parts. Work same edge on sleeve.

Rose: (will be 1 3/4 inches when made in size 30 thread)
Row 1 Ch 4, form ring. Ch 5, 5 dc, with 3 chain between each, making 6 petals.
Row 2 1 slip stitch, 1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc, 1 sl st over every chain-3 below.

Row 3 Chain 5, take up thread back of each petal (this means: working behind petal, slip stitch at end of petal that was made in row 2).
Row 4 1 sl st, 2 sc, 3 dc, 2 sc and 1 sl st over every chain-5, (working behind petal of previous row).
Row 5 Ch 6 and (keeping chain-6 behind petal) sl st as in row 3.
Row 6 1 sl st, 2 sc, 5 dc, 2 sc, 1 sl st over each chain-6, (working behind petal of previous row).

This Knot Stitch Yoke with Roses design was printed in the book Crochet Art For Milady's Lingerie, Yokes, Caps by Emma Farnes, circa 1920.

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Knot Stitch How-to at: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa122698.htm

More Free Patterns Using Knot Stitch:
Bell Towel Topper
Knot Stitch Checkerboard Square
Flower Sachet and Two Edgings

When I first tried the knot stitch, once I got the hang of it, I found it very enjoyable to do. I hope you have as much fun with it!

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