My grand-daughter had watched the advert on TV where Granny’s / Nana’s are sat knitting Shreddies cereal and asked me if I sit knitting Shreddies on an evening.
There isn’t a knitting stitch that would have the lattice open criss-cross pattern of Shreddies. BUT there is a crochet stitch! I had to spend a bit of time looking for my crocheting hooks, it has been years since I have crochet.
I knitted a stocking stitch square in dark brown Double Knit wool. I crochet a chain the same width as the square and then used trebles and 2 chain spaces in rows till the work was long enough to cover 2 sides of the square. I stepped the next row in so that when it was laid behind the first layer the trebles would show between the first gaps, like Shreddies are layered.
I continued until the work was the same length as the first Shreddies layer.
I sewed up two sides of the knitted piece and the sides and tops of the crochet layers, and sewed them to the top of the knitted pocket. I used 3 lengths of the same dark brown Double Knit wool to crochet a strong shoulder length strap.
I crochet 2, 2 loop pieces, for button holes. My grand-daughter choose 2 peach bow buttons.
Does anyone know a knitting stitch that you could do to make the layered effect like Shreddies? Or is the advert false advertising?