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Mar 22, 2019 21:11:58   #
dunnville89 (a regular here)
 
The remark I made in my post about carrying yarn and the dark stitches on white looking like lice was questioned by another member. She didn't understand what I mean by lice. My answer to her was that there was a knitting stitch called the lice stitch (I think it has another name which escapes me right now). It is the regular picking up of one contrasting stitch every so many stitches, usually five or seven. I googled the term and nothing came up. Have any of you ever heard this stitch referred to as lice stitch?
 
Mar 22, 2019 21:18:32   #
kponsw (a regular here)
 
Yes, there is a lice stitch. A Google search brings up many results.

https://www.google.com/search?q=lice+stitch&oq=lice+stitch&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.1903j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Mar 22, 2019 21:56:50   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
dunnville89 wrote:
The remark I made in my post about carrying yarn and the dark stitches on white looking like lice was questioned by another member. She didn't understand what I mean by lice. My answer to her was that there was a knitting stitch called the lice stitch (I think it has another name which escapes me right now). It is the regular picking up of one contrasting stitch every so many stitches, usually five or seven. I googled the term and nothing came up. Have any of you ever heard this stitch referred to as lice stitch?
The remark I made in my post about carrying yarn a... (show quote)


Yes. It is the traditional Scandinavian term for the stitch you described, and yes, they really meant "lice " Generally it is a sprinkling of contrasting stitches on a solid ground color. Usually just one or two stitches.
Mar 22, 2019 22:01:44   #
dunnville89 (a regular here)
 
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
Yes. It is the traditional Scandinavian term for the stitch you described, and yes, they really meant "lice " Generally it is a sprinkling of contrasting stitches on a solid ground color. Usually just one or two stitches.


Much more succinctly said by you.
Mar 22, 2019 22:02:08   #
dunnville89 (a regular here)
 
kponsw wrote:
Yes, there is a lice stitch. A Google search brings up many results.

https://www.google.com/search?q=lice+stitch&oq=lice+stitch&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.1903j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Guess I don't know how to do a Google search. Thanks.
Mar 22, 2019 22:15:04   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
When I first heard "lice stitch" in a video I thought I heard wrong. I did some checking and found out I heard right. I think I hear Arne and Carlos refer to lice stitch in one of their videos too but maybe not.
 
Mar 22, 2019 23:25:33   #
Stablebummom
 
I wondered about that, now I know. TY everyone for the clarification.
Mar 23, 2019 01:11:09   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
Never heard of the term but thanks for the info....
Mar 23, 2019 01:15:14   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
dunnville89 wrote:
Much more succinctly said by you.


I think I read that in one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books, but I'm not 100 per cent positive.
Mar 23, 2019 07:29:51   #
mdecalley
 
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=lice%20stitch&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1
Mar 23, 2019 07:39:14   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Yes, i have, use it on mittens, and when doing thrum mittens, happens naturally.
 
Mar 23, 2019 08:21:20   #
Sukiesue (a regular here)
 
Someone put an example of lice st on pictures section, entitled sweater, gorgeous sweater!
Mar 23, 2019 09:57:21   #
BethKlinger
 
I thought you meant "rice". LOL!
Mar 23, 2019 10:00:51   #
RoxyCatlady
 
dunnville89 wrote:
Guess I don't know how to do a Google search. Thanks.


Don't blame yourself - there are many reasons for an unsuccessful google search. Algorithms do searches based on your past searches, what sort of things you regularly click on, what others search for, the most popular sites visited after a given search, the keywords used (by you or the end site), and many more.

There was a particular pattern that my sister and I were discussing, once - she googled for it, and couldn't find it. I tried to help as best I could, then finally just googled it myself and sent her the link -- the strange part - we were using the exact same search words, but at the time, she hadn't yet searched for many knit patterns, so her search history went after other things for the key words, whereas my searches were primarily craft related, and the particular pattern I had been to before. So, it was my first result. If she'd had the same practice that I had, and more patience, she may have found it on a later page in the search... (usually I get what I'm looking for on the first page, but sometimes I've gone all the way to the bottom of the search page, and then on to page two and so on)
Mar 23, 2019 12:57:43   #
Only wool (a regular here)
 
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
Yes. It is the traditional Scandinavian term for the stitch you described, and yes, they really meant "lice " Generally it is a sprinkling of contrasting stitches on a solid ground color. Usually just one or two stitches.


Yes, it's the Scandinavian term for this.
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