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The Fractured Lattice stitch pattern is a lovely twist-stitch pattern. In fact, it is an easy to work pattern.
In this particular pattern, the twist-stitch pattern is broken into overlapping chevrons made by diagonal lines. This makes for a very interesting, textured fabric.
Actually, the herringbone effect pattern lends itself well to structured garments as well as sturdy baskets, etc.
If you are not a big fan of using a cable needle this is a great pattern for you. There is no cable needle required as the Fractured Lattice stitch pattern utilizes twisted stitches.
Techniques Needed For Fractured Lattice Stitch Pattern
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
RT Right Twist
LT Left Twist
k2 tog-b knit 2 stitches together through the back loops
How to Make the Twisted Stitches
This stitch pattern uses 2 different techniques to produce either a Left Twist (LT) or a Right Twist (RT).
How to Make the Left Twist (LT)
With the right-hand needle behind the left-hand needle, skip one st and knit the 2nd st in the back loop; then insert the right-hand needle into the backs of both sts (the skipped st and the 2nd st) and k2 tog-b.
How to Make the Right Twist (RT)
K2 tog, leaving sts on left-hand needle; then insert right-hand needle from the front between the two sts just knitted together, and knit the first st again; then slip both sts from needle together.
Instructions (Knitted Flat)
Multiple of 8 sts
Row 1(WS): Purl
Row 2: * LT, k2, LT, RT; rep from *
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: K1, * LT, k2, RT, k2; rep from *, end last repeat k1
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: * RT, LT, RT, k2; rep from *
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: K3, * LT, k2, RT k2; rep from *, end LT, k3.
Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you reach the desired length.