Morning Glory

I know you’ve heard this from me before, but morning glories are one of my all-time favorite flowers. When I was a kid we had a scattering of them out in our field, wild they were, and growing with abandon. Their small white blossoms so pure and simple. Many years later, when I moved to southern California, my breath caught in my throat the first time I saw the giant blue morning glories draping over rooftops, cascading over porches, and growing wild against chain-link fences along the side of the road. When I first saw it I fell head over heels with the morning glory knitting stitch. When knit flat it’s a complicated affair with yarn overs and both left- and right-leaning decreases on the wrong side rows, as well as on the front. This just wouldn’t do. I had to find a way to simplify the stitch without losing any of its beauty, so that more people could successfully knit it. The answer was plain: knit it in the round.

Both patterns, Moonvine and Sunspots, are knit with the morning glory pattern stitch. The needle size is the thing that changes, and gives both designs their own special something.


Yarn: fingering weight
Model: SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine in Lawn; 400 yards in 115 grams; 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.