Today we will work on the 2nd column as we work across the pleated panel. Descriptions will fall under each picture.
For this column, you will begin on row 2-1/2
Come up thru the valley that is directly to the
right of the outside cable stitch of the previous column
Cable one, then drop down to Row 3
and cable one
Notice stitches have been worked on 4 pleats
these same 4 pleats will be the only pleats worked
until we get to the bottom of the stitch sequence.
There are no free pleats from the first column that
was worked to the 2nd column.
Invert and work up to the 1/2 space
Continue working the ladder stitch until
you reach Row 8-1/2
Trellis stitch 6 down to Row 10
Trellis stitch 6 up to Row 8-1/2
Cable one - make sure thread is coming
out the top of the cable stitch
Invert work and begin working the ladder
stitch sequence again
Work the ladder stitch up to Row 2-1/2
Invert work and trellis 6 to Row 1
(remember work is upside-down right now)
Trellis stitch 6 up to the first cable
stitch that was worked in the ladder stitch sequence.
Take needle down thru the valley to the back of work
and tie off.
This completes the 2nd column, which you will
notice is wider than the previous column.
Next lesson I will teach 2 more stitch sequences
for the inside of this column.
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