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A Clockwork Daisy

Knitting
September 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch in pattern stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
8.5" x 72"
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Daisy Stitch is a particularly attractive member of what I like to call the cluster clump, a group of patterns that involve working a small bundle of stitches at once, usually multiple times.

All the stitches in this group create elegant and mystifying mesh-like fabrics, and nearly all of them just love hand-dyed yarn. The clusters concentrate and highlight small color variations that would muddle up a regular lace pattern. Daisy Stitch in particular has all these qualities, and it creates a flat, non-curling fabric with a lot of softness and body, making it perfect for scarves and stoles.

Because you’re working these clusters all over the fabric, there seems to be no room for increasing and decreasing. But with this biased scarf, I’ll show you how to do both in pattern, making whole daisies appear and disappear like clockwork.