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??? Knit Version of Crocodile Stitch?
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May 31, 2012 11:25:44   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
:?: Is there such a thing as knit crocodile stitch? I'd rather knit than crochet most of the time. Funny, considering I learned to crochet first. Now, I usually crochet if I don't have too much yarn to work with or need to use up scraps.
Guess I'm off to <KnittingFool.com> again...
 
May 31, 2012 11:29:21   #
crafter5
 
Not sure, but if you check out you tube it does show you how to Crochet.
I've only just learned how to do crocodile stitch.
May 31, 2012 11:33:52   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I've puzzled over this question, too--and like you, I learned to crochet long before I knitted but now seem to knit more.

In studying the crocodile stitch, I've come to believe that it would be quite different in knitting: the height of the crochet stitches, for example, would be hard to duplicate with knitting, so more than one row around the loop might be needed. I have thought also about a sort of knitted on "ruffle" type thing but haven't quite got that worked out in my head. If you find anything out there, please let us know!
May 31, 2012 12:11:01   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
If you find it, let us know. I would like to try it in knit as well. It seems to me I have seen somethng very similar. Sort of scallops, but don't know the name of the stitch.
May 31, 2012 15:02:12   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
I have done the hem of a litle dress by making several little triangles separately - leaving each on the needle then doing plain stockinette on the following rows. You could do that, knit plain to where you would like the next row of triangles to start, offset and pick up stitches from row below needle and do triangles in reverse. It would be very fiddly, but you could get some neat looks by changing colors, size of triangles. etc.. Actually, you could pick up stitches on any base fabric piece of knitting and do the same....

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May 31, 2012 15:15:09   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
I have done the hem of a litle dress by making several little triangles separately - leaving each on the needle then doing plain stockinette on the following rows. You could do that, knit plain to where you would like the next row of triangles to start, offset and pick up stitches from row below needle and do triangles in reverse. It would be very fiddly, but you could get some neat looks by changing colors, size of triangles. etc.. Actually, you could pick up stitches on any base fabric piece of knitting and do the same....
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Thanks, Jinx. U R a genius! U kno...It occurs to me that maybe a knit version of VanDyke lace might answer. I have an old, old, old hardcover manual that has knitted lace edgings...Hmmm....
See? that's why the Big Guy's sweater is going so sloooow. I keep getting these "big ideas" from KP. It's not my fault, really. Riiiiiiight. Yeah. :|
 
May 31, 2012 17:40:55   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
I have some lace edging patterns around somewhere too... Many are knit sideways, but could be applied in rows to a base, just whipstitched on, since each layer would cover the base.... I'm picturing a very colorful scarf of many colors.... Actually, I can picture a lot of things. Hope someone comes up with an easy fix......
May 31, 2012 23:19:56   #
pin_happy
 
Dreamweaver: you are quite correct. You can apply any vertical to horizontal and vice versa. There is a little tip, slip one stitch for the edging where you will be attaching to the edge of the main, remember the theory of 2 rows to 1, then mattress stitch. So calculate the main rows, look for the pattern to match, then you can start.
Dec 27, 2014 18:01:54   #
Marny CA
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
I have done the hem of a litle dress by making several little triangles separately - leaving each on the needle then doing plain stockinette on the following rows. You could do that, knit plain to where you would like the next row of triangles to start, offset and pick up stitches from row below needle and do triangles in reverse. It would be very fiddly, but you could get some neat looks by changing colors, size of triangles. etc.. Actually, you could pick up stitches on any base fabric piece of knitting and do the same....

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Beyond my 'expertise' ... will have to find actual tut.
 
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