Coin stitch

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JudithB@3 wrote
on Jun 19, 2010 8:01 PM

I have a chart for a 'coin stitch' scarf. No written directions. The chart symbol for the 'coin' is an O with what looks like downward pointing wings on either side.

I've been looking for 3 days now, scouring the web and using every combination of words I can think of and haven't been able to find any directions for this stitch. Can anyone help me find how to do it?

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JudithB@3 wrote
on Jun 19, 2010 8:02 PM

Oh, and now I can't even find the chart again. It seems to have disappeared.

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Zoe wrote
on Jun 19, 2010 9:57 PM

Hi Judith,

Please go to this site.  Scroll down to the bottom of site.  There you will find many photos of items made with the coin stitch also known as blister check or blister stitch.   The directions for knitting this stitch is also included.

http://sarascolorwaveblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/coin-stitch.html

Glad to help, Zoe

http://www.learntoknitcalgary.ca/articles/CYCA-22.htm   This site is even better.  It goes into details.  Also gives a chart with a "new" symbol.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129348.msg1258442#msg1258442   This site has a picture and an explanation of the blister stitch (coin stitch).

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faux-dotty-scarf   This is a free download from Ravelry.  It is called the Faux Dotty Scarf.  It has the coin stitch or blister stitch.

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JudithB@3 wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 5:07 AM

Thank you but that isn't the the coin stitch I'm talking about. The one I'm referring to is a lace stitch and almost looks like a birdseye within a drop stitch. It's very striking.

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Zoe wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 9:23 AM

Hi Judith,

I guess it is kind of hit and miss as far as some patterns go.  I typed in knitted lace coin stitch into my internet search engine and came up with this posted on Ravelry.  I do hope this is the lace coin stitch you are looking for.  If not, let me know and I can keep looking, or perhaps some other knitter will be able to assist as well.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coin-lace-scarf-or-stole   The pattern for this is on another page from another source.  I am not a member of that source so couldn't retrieve it.  There are many many pictures of the coin lace scarf here and some have adapted this pattern for themselves.  It does look like a birdseye in a drop stitch.

Smiles,  Zoe

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JudithB@3 wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 4:56 PM

That page has some pictures of it and refers to a page at Elan...which no longer exists. A good picture of what I'm talking about exists here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/In.Blue/Knitting/OWL/CoinLace3.jpg

But I can't find a way to get in touch with the person who put the pictures there to see if I could get the instructions.

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Tephra wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 7:07 PM

Well the actual coin is over 3 stitches and is made this way on every 4th row: Pass the third stitch on the left needle over the previous two and off the needle, k1, yo, k1. Like a cable it's worked in stockinette so the three stitches will be purled on the next row, then knit and then purled before making the coin stitch again.

From the looks of that photo there's a twisted knit stitch column on either side of the coin and a drop stitch between each coin column.

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Zoe wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 7:48 PM

Hi Tephra,

I believe that is the coin stitch that I had posted many instructions and sites for.  The coin stitch Judith is looking for is the lace coin stitch.  I also posted pictures and instructions for that.   The two coin stitch patterns are quite different and for some reason they are both of the same name.  Funny how knitting is like that. 

Some stitches also have different names but the stitch is identical.  ie.  ssk is the same as sl 1, k1, psso.   It is very interesting.  Knitting can never be boring when there is so much to learn.  I never knew that there was a coin stitch let alone a lace coin stitch.

Its all good, Zoe

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Tephra wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 8:08 PM

It's the coin lace from the Elann pattern, which is the one that Judith posted a photo of in her last reply. :)

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Zoe wrote
on Jun 20, 2010 8:41 PM

Hi Tephra,

I know that because I am the one who pointed her in that direction.  The lace coin stitching is the same regardless of where it is used.  I gave her a site which showed many lace coin scarf pictures. 

I have searched hundreds of sites for the pattern chart and have found nothing.  I went back to the Elann pattern site and the site is updated daily.  You have to buy the books or booklettes.  I don't know which one the pattern is in.

Smiles, Zoe

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