SKILLS LEVEL: intermediate (3/5)
The pattern is repeated on only four rows and is therefore easy to memorise, but the fact that it is also worked on the purl rows will require a little attention.
SOME IDEAS FOR USE:
This is a very pretty textured stitch that can be used as the main motif for delicate projects such as layette.A non-elastic yarn like Antigone will bring out its slightly openwork appearance even more.
The first swatch is knitted in Antigone “hellébore” with 3.5 mm needles.
This corresponds to a gauge of 26 sts x 36 rows for a 10 cm x 10 cm square knitted with the same tension.
The second swatch is knitted in Albertine “avoine” with 3 mm needles.
This corresponds to a gauge of 28 sts x 40 rows for a 10 cm x 10 cm square knitted with the same tension.
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
skp = slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch.
yo = yarn over
st, sts = stitch, stitches
RS = Right side
WS = Wrong side
On a number of sts multiple of 6:
Row 1 (RS): * slip 1 st purlwise, k2, pass the slipped st over the 2 knitted sts, k3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): * p4, yo, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3 (RS): * k3, slip 1 st purlwise, k2, pass the slipped st over the 2 knitted sts, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4 (WS): * p1, yo, p4, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat these 4 rows.
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