Twist Stitch Lattice

Although a lattice done by the twist-stitch method is not quite as tidy as that done by the cable method (see Basic Lattice), it is adequate, and useful for those who are not experienced with cabling. For best results a smallish needle should be used, to make a closc fabric. Twists tend to open the stitches a little, which might leave holes when an over-large needle is used. Note RT (Right Twist) skip 1 st and knit the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st, then si both sts from needle together. LT...

Long Slip Textured Pattern

Because of the slip-stitches extended over three rows, this fabric has considerable tendency to shorten and curl, so that many rows are required for a given length. But it is a cosy fabric, with a deep, soft, honeycomb-like texture, good for warm winter clothing. Row 1 (Wrong side) Kl, purl to last st, kl. Row 2 Kl, * si 1 wyib, kl rep from *. Row 3 Kl, * si 1 wyif, pi rep from *, end si 1, kl. Row 6 K2, * si 1 wyib, kl rep from *, end kl. Row 7 Kl, pi, * si 1 wyif, pi rep from *, end kl. Row 8...

Figure Eight Twisted Ribbing

Row 1 (Wrong side) and all other wrong-side rows K2, * p3, k2 rep from *. Row 2 P2, * skip 2 sts and knit into 3rd stitch, then knit into 2nd stitch, then knit into 1st stitch, then si all 3 sts from needle together (Twist Three, Tw 3) p2 rep from *. Row 4 P2, * k3, p2, Tw 3, p2 rep from *, end k3, p2. Row 6 Repeat Row 2. Row 8 Repeat Row 4. Row 10 Repeat Row 2. Row 12 P2, * Tw 3, p2, k3, p2 rep from *, end Tw 3, p2. Row 14 Repeat Row 2. Row 16 Repeat Row 12.

Dotted Ladder Pattern

In this pretty vertical-stripe variation, each stripe contains accents of its opposite color, which makes the overall effect more interesting than plain vertical stripes. Multiple of 6 sts plus 5. Colors A and B. Cast on with Color A and purl one row. Row 1 (Right side) With B, kl, * si 1 wyib, kl, si 1 wyib, k3 rep from *, end last repeat kl. Row 2 With B, kl, * si 1 wyif, kl, si 1 wyif, p3 rep from * to last 4 sts, end (si 1 wyif, kl) twice. Row 3 With A, kl, * k3, si 1 wyib, kl, si 1 wyib...

Elongated Stitch Waves

Due to the loosening effect of the elongated stitches, this fabric will spread. Take the gauge carefully from a blocked test swatch, and beware of casting on too many stitches. Multiple of 8 sts plus 6. Colors A and B. Row 1 (Right side) With A, kl, * k4 wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, k4 rep from *, end last repeat kl. Rows 2 and 4 With A, pi, * p4 wrapping yarn twice for each st and dropping the extra wrap of previous row, p4 rep from *, end last repeat pi. Row 3 With A, kl, *...

Slip Stitch Ribbing

This pattern makes a full, rounded rib with plenty of spring to it. Left unpressed, the ribbing will close tightly together in a firm hold such as is desired at the lower edge or cuff of a sweater, or a turtleneck collar, or a ribbed hat. The Variation, p. 45, is also a good firm ribbing but a little flatter, with the ribs somewhat broadened by placing the slip-stitches at the sides instead of in the center. Row 1 (Wrong side) K2, * p3, k2 rep from *. Row 2 P2, * kl, si 1 wyib, kl, p2 rep from...

Valentine Cable

A hand-knitted gift sweater is surely a labor of love, and all the more evidently so when it carries this handsome heart-shaped pattern. Note that the first 3 rows are preparatory, not to be repeated after the pattern has been started. Rows 1 and 3 (Wrong side) K6, p4, k6. Row 2 P6, si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, k2, then k2 from dpn p6. Row 4 P5, si next st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then pi from dpn (Back Cross, BC) si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn...

Figure Eight Cable

Row 2 P4, k4, p4. Wrong-side rows from 3 through 19 Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts. Row 4 P3, si next st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then pi from dpn (Back Cross, BC) si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn (Front Cross, FC) p3. Row 6 P2, BC, p2, FC, p2. Row 8 P2, FC, p2, BC, p2. Row 10 P3, FC, BC, p3. Row 12 P4, si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then k2 from dpn p4. Rows 14, 16, 18, and 20 Repeat Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Patterns Made with Yarn Over Stitches

So many lovely knitted patterns, including all laces and eyelets, are done with yarn-over stitches that it is important for anyone aspiring to master the art of knitting to learn this simple operation. It consists of taking the yarn over the top of the right-hand needle before making the next stitch, thus putting one more strand on the needle between stitches. A yarn-over therefore constitutes an increase. For those who are unaccustomed to using yarn-over stitches, it may be encouraging to know...

Openwork Bobble Pattern

Still another method of making bobbles is demonstrated by this pattern, which is a form of Openwork Diamonds. The bobbles are formed of knit stitches against a purled background, which could be reversed if desired. Row 1 (Right side) PI, * yo, ssk, p5, k2 tog, yo, pi rep from *. Row 2 Kl, * kl, pi, k5, pi, k2 rep from' *. Row 3 Pi, * pi, yo, ssk, p3, k2 tog, yo, p2 rep from *. Row 4 Kl, * k2, pi, k3, pi, k3 rep from *. Row 5 PI, * p2, yo, ssk, pi, k2 tog, yo, p3 rep from *. Row 6 Kl, * k3, pi,...

The Shetland Twins

Knitting Madeira Leaf

The twins are really two patterns, similar but not identical. Either one may be worked alone if desired, and for this reason they are given separately. Rows 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, and 18 are exactly alike in both patterns the other rows differ. To work the two patterns in vertical stripes, cast on a multiple of 14 stitches plus 1 and work Row 1 of Pattern A on the first 15 stitches, then work from * of Row 1, Pattern B, on the next 14 stitches, then work from * of Pattern A's first row again, and...

Medallion Cable

This is similar to the Chain Cable, except that it has one additional stitch in the center and more rows between cable rows. The Medallion Cable lends itself readily to extra ornamentation in the centcr of the medallion, for instance with a Bobble formed in the center stitch at each repetition of Row 1. Rows 1 and 3 (Right side) P2, kl3, p2. Rows 2 and 4 K2, pi3, k2. Row 5 P2, si next 3 to dpn and hold in front, k3, k3 from dpn, kl, si next 3 to dpn and hold in back, k3, k3 from dpn, p2. Row 13...

Cables

It is curious, but true, that many people who have knitted for years have somehow managed to avoid trying their hands at even simple cables. This is a mistake, as some of the most interesting patterns in knitting are formed with the cable needle. The marvelous fisherman sweaters that are so popular today are made simply by combining different cable patterns in the same garment, and this is easier to do than you might think if you have never worked with cables. It is only a matter of keeping...

Basket Cable

This pattern is exceedingly dense in the lateral dimension, as might be expected when 4 stitches are cabled over 4 stitches all the way across the row. Basket Cable is popularly used in panel form for fancy cablc sweaters, though in fact the Close-Woven Basket Lattice gives much the same effect with a much neater appearancc. When Basket Cable is used as a panel, the 4 edge stitches may be omitted or converted into purl stitches. Rows 1, 3, and 5 (Wrong side) K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Rows 2...

Birdcage Cable

Center panel Birdcage Cable side panels Two-Texture Rib center panel Birdcage Cable side panels Two-Texture Rib Notes Front Cross (FC) si 1 st to dpn and hold in front, pi, then kl from dpn. Front Knit Cross (FKC) same as FC, but knit both sts. Back Cross (BC) si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then pi from dpn. Back Knit Cross (BKC) same as BC, but knit both sts. Row 1 (Wrong side) K10, p2, klO. Row 2 P9, BKC, FKC, p9. Row 3 K8, FC, p2, BC, k8. Row 4 P7, BC, BKC, FKC, FC, P7. Row 5 K6, FC,...

Wave and Leaf Pattern

This beautiful lace, a traditional Italian pattern, incorporates two lace designs into one. Either may be worked singly. The wave design, a miniature Continental-Style Chevron, can be worked by repeating Rows 1-6. The leaf' pattern is developed by Rows 7-16. In working the double yo's from the wrong side, care must be taken to keep the kl, pi and pi, kl in their proper places, otherwise the strands supporting the leaf motifs will not be correctly twisted. Note also the 5-stitch decrease that...

Double Braided Cable

The construction of this cable is similar to that of Triple-Braided Diamonds, but a bit simpler, as there are only four crossing ribs instead of six. Notes FC (Front Cross) si 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn. center panel Double-Braided Cable side panels Scotch Faggoting Cable center panel Double-Braided Cable side panels Scotch Faggoting Cable BC (Back Cross) si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then pi from dpn. FDKC (Front Double Knit Cross) si 2 sts to dpn and hold in...

Triple Torch

The directions for this pattern seem complicated, but it is actually simple to work. The knitter can easily grasp the pattern principle in the first 16 rows and thereafter work by looking only at the fabric. A variation can be made by repeating Rows 1-8 only. This produces a kind of Basket Stitch with wide blocks, the small triple flare being reproduced in each block, one above the other. The last eight rows out of the sixteen only serve to alternate the patterns. Multiple of 10 sts plus 3....

Chain Stripes

Color A is the background color. Row 5 With A, k6, * si 2 wyib, k6 rep from *. Row 6 With A, p6, * si 2 wyif, p6 rep from *. Rows 9 and 10 With A, repeat Rows 1 and 2. Rows 11 and 12 With C, knit. Row 13 With A, k2, * si 2 wyib, k6 rep from *, end si 2, k2. Row 14 With A, p2, * si 2 wyif, p6 rep from *, end si 2, p2. Row 15 With C, repeat Row 13. Row 16 With C, knit.

Crochet Knit Cross Stitch

Stitches that are elongated and crossed in this manner may be crossed either to the right or to the left. Both methods of crossing the stitches are given, as some knitters may find one more convenient, and some the other. If desired, the two methods can be alternated (i.e., the Right Cross being used in above Crochet-Knit Cross Stitch, right cross below Crochet-Knit Cross Stitch, left cross above Crochet-Knit Cross Stitch, right cross below Crochet-Knit Cross Stitch, left cross w 2, the Left...

Fast Traveling Rib or Snake

Most traveling cables move across the background one stitch at a time on every other row, the cabling action taking place on right-side rows only. This one is different. It travels fast because the rib is moved on every row, both right and wrong sides. Hence, the knit stitches of which the rib is composed are somewhat stretched and sleeked. This smooth, slick appearance of the ribs as they undulate across the panel does rather remind one of a snake waving its way along. WTien two panels of this...

Banana Tree

Notes Front Cross (FC) si 1 st to dpn and hold in front, pi, then kl from dpn. Front Knit Cross (FKC) same as FC, but knit both sts. Front Purl Cross (FPC) same as FC, but purl both sts. Back Cross (BC) si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then pi from dpn. Back Knit Cross (BKC) same as BC, but knit both sts. Back Purl Cross (BPC) same as BC, but purl both sts. Row 1 (Wrong side) K2, p3, k3, p4, BPC, k4. Row 2 P3, BKC, kl, BC, k2, p3, FC, kl, P2. Row 3 K2, p2, k4, p2, kl, p3, BPC, k2. Row 4 P2,...

Triple Braided Diamonds

Center panel Triple-Braided Diamonds side panels Wave of Honey Cable or Little Chain center panel Triple-Braided Diamonds side panels Wave of Honey Cable or Little Chain This is a fascinating pattern of large diamonds intricately braided together, ideal for a central panel in a fancy sweater. Notes Front Cross or FC si 2 k sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn. Back Cross or BC si 1 p st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p the st from dpn. Front Double Knit Cross or FDKC si 2 k sts...

Two Color Reversal Patterns Nightand Day Stripe and Nordic Stripe Pattern

Both of these patterns consist of horizontal stripes, each stripe bearing accents of the opposite color. The first is a variation of Simple Check Pattern, the second a variation of Three-and-One Tweed. Both variations are made by adding more plain knit and purl rows to the basic pattern. Further variations can be obtained by working some of the rows in Garter Stitch knitting on the wrong side or by purling Rows 4 and 10 in Nordic Stripe Pattern. Multiple of 4 sts plus 2. Colors A and B. Row 1...

Wave of Honey Cable or Little Chain

This beautiful little cable is the designing unit of Wave of Honey Stitch which see . It is very decorative and has many uses. Try, for instance, a continuous row of W7ave of Honey Cables, with two purl stitches between, for a fancy ribbing. Panel of 8 sts. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side K2, p4, k2. Row 2 P2, si next st to dpn and hold in front, kl, then kl from dpn si next st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then kl from dpn p2. Row 4 P2, si next st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then kl from dpn si next...

Plaid Lattice

This is a double pattern a lattice of two-stitch ribs is superimposed upon another lattice of one-stitch ribs. One single panel, 16 sts wide, makes the popular X-in-a-diamond cable. Row 1 Wrong side Kl, pi, k4, p4, k4, pi rep from , end kl. Row 2 PI, kl-b, p4, si 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, k2, then k2 from dpn p4, si 1 st to dpn and hold in front, kl-b, then kl-b from dpn rep from to last 2 sts, end last repeat kl-b, pi. Row 3 and all other wrong-side rows Knit all knit sts and purl all...

Mistake Stitch Ribbing

This handsome ribbing may very well have been discovered by an accident. The mistake consists of working Knit-Two Purl-Two ribbing on one less stitch than required though anyone who first made this mistake would have perceived it very soon, as the two ribbings appear quite different. Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. K2, p2 rep from , end k2, pi.

Tricolor Basket Plaid

A delightful three-color plaid pattern that looks more complicated than it really is. In this pattern, as in Fancy Bricks, the slip-stitches are elongated to span six rows. There are four preparatory rows which are omitted from subsequent repeats. To bind off, knit one row plain and then bind off or finish with four final rows as illustrated. , . gt t. ui V- ' j iviii ,' , gt , t t t. t f m m m m m mm m 43. mm. mm m m m mm. mmm m m m. m m m, m m ' Colors A, B, and C Color B is the background...

Tile Pattern

This pattern utilizes some rather novel knitting techniques. Elongated slip-stitches are carried two stitches over on the diagonal, giving a roughly octagonal shape to the tiles. Although each of these octagonal shapes is spanned by four rows of contrasting color in the center, the contrasting color is minimized into four little dots arranged in a square. The quilted effect of a Tile Pattern fabric makes it excellent for heavy ski sweaters, cushions, and hats. The fabric is dense be sure to...

Yarn Over Check

The technique of making this pattern is interesting and novel. Because of the use of yarn-over stitches, the fabric tends to be loose and fluffy, with a good deal of lateral spread. Care must be taken not to cast on too many stitches. Cast on with Color A and knit one row. Row 1 Right side With B, pi, yo, si 1 wyib, pi rep from . The yo is taken over the top of the needle and held in back of the slipped st, then brought forward again for the next p st. Row 2 With B, kl, yo, si the sl-st and the...

Horizontal Ridged Herringbone

Herringbone Stitch Technique

This fascinating knitting technique gives a pattern of horizontal embossed ridges, between which the stitches lie slanted back and forth in herringbone fashion. In practice it will be found that when a stitch is to be slipped back to the left-hand needle, it is convenient simply to insert the point of the left-hand needle into the front of this stitch from the left, then all that remains is to pick up the next stitch in its back loop with the right-hand needle, so the two stitches can be...

Quartered Diamonds

A number of novel knitting techniques are displayed in this interesting pattern. Notice the difference in the method of twisting stitches so that they travel diagonally, between this pattern and others. Since the Diamonds are arranged in panel fashion, this is a very good pattern for fancy sweaters incorporating cables and other panel patterns. The Quartered Diamond pattern may be worked in a single panel of 18 stitches. Notes KD Knit Double stitch insert needle from front to back into the...

Moss Stitch

Broken Moss Stitch

Moss stitch is probably the most popular of the broken-rib-texture patterns, being used very often to point up cable patterns, and giving a pleasing nubby effect when used in large areas. It should not be confused with Seed Stitch, as the latter changes from knit to purl stitches on every row whereas Moss Stitch changes every other row. Rows 1 and 2 Kl, pi rep from . Rows 3 and 4 Pi, kl rep from . upper band Seed Stitch center band Moss Stitch lower band Double Seed Stitch upper band Seed...

Simple Cables

Eccentric Cable Stitch

Probably no pattern in knitting is capable of so much variation as the Simple Cable. But the cable action is always the same. It consists of taking half of the stitches composing the cable on a double-pointed needle, holding them in back or in front of the work, knitting the other half of the stitches, then knitting the first group from the double-pointed needle. This creates the cable twist. If the double-pointed needle with the slipped stitches is held in back of the work, the twist will be...

Seed Stitch

This stitch is very frequently used for borders and for a texture effect, as it lies flat, looks the same on both sides, and tends to make a slightly tighter fabric than stockinette stitch. It is sometimes called Rice Stitch or Moss Stitch, although it is different from true Moss Stitch. Seed Stitch is really a kl, pi ribbing broken on every row, so that every knit stitch is placed above a purl stitch and every purl stitch is placed above a knit stitch. Row 1 Kl, pi rep from . Row 2 PI, kl rep...

Clouds and Mountains

Hexagon Knitting Pattern

Intriguingly textured, this pattern works on the same principle as the Hexagon Pattern that is, by straining the slip-stitches upward over 8 rows so that they distort the rows they span. The result is a different kind of check arranged roughly in triangles. Multiple of 8 sts plus 6. Colors A and B. Row 1 Right side With B, knit. Row 2 With B, k6, si 2 wyif, k6 rep from . Row 3 With B, k6, si 2 wyib, k6 rep from . Row 4 With B, repeat Row 2. Rows 5 and 7 With A, k6, si 2 wyib, k6 rep from . Rows...

Raindrop Stitch

This is a quiet and subtle pattern with just a hint of texture. Multiple of 4 sts plus 1. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side Purl. Row 2 Kl, k into next st in the row below, keeping the original st on needle then si the new st on to left needle and knit it again then knit the original st and pass the new st over it k3 rep from . Row 4 K3, rep from of Row 2, end last repeat kl.

Cable Ribbing

While not particularly elastic, these rows of fancy little cables will make an appropriate border for garments containing cables or cable-stitch patterns. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side K2, pl-b, kl, pl-b, k2 rep from . Row 2 P2, kl-b, pi, kl-b, p2 rep from . Row 4 P2, si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, kl-b, then si the purl st back to left-hand needle and purl it then kl-b from dpn p2 rep from .

Twist Stitch Patterns

The principle of twist stitches is a simple one it is a method of twisting two or more stitches around each other in cable fashion, but without using the cable needle. It is always done by skipping a stitch or stitches, knitting the stitch beyond them and leaving it on the needle, then going back and knitting the skipped stitch or stitches and dropping the entire set of twisted stitches from the left-hand needle together. Many beautiful pattern effects can be made with this method. Whenever...

Elongated Diamond Pattern

Elongated Diamond Knit

The wrong side of this pattern is very attractive, and might be preferred by some knitters for use on the right side of the Rows 1 and 3 Right side Kl, kl, p2, k2, pi, k3, pi, kl, pi, k3, pi, k2, p2, k2 rep from . Rows 2 and 4 Pi, pi, k2, p2, k5, pi, k5, p2, k2, p2 rep from . Rows 5 and 7 Kl, p2, k2, pi, k3 3 times, pi, k2, p2, kl rep from . Rows 6 and 8 PI, k2, p2, k5, p3, k5, p2, k2, pi rep from . Rows 9 and 11 PI, pi, k2, pi, k3, pi, k2 twice, pi, k3, pi, k2, p2 rep from . Rows 10 and 12 Kl,...

Imitation Lattice

This pattern bears some resemblance to the regular cabled Lattice, but is constructed entirely of simple knit and purl stitches. The lattice is seen when odd-numbered rows are used as the wrong side. If even-numbered rows are placed on the wrong side instead, then the result is a pretty pattern of embossed knit-stitch diamonds on a purled ground. Row 1 K4, po, k7 rep from , end p5, k4. Row 2 and all other even-numbered rows Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts. Row 3 K3, p3, kl, p3, k5 rep...

Nosegay Pattern

Knitting Nosegay Pattern

Notes Front Cross FC si 1 st to dpn and hold in front, pi, then kl from dpn. Front Knit Cross FKC same as FC, but knit both sts. Back Cross BC si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then pi from dpn. Back Knit Cross BKC same as BC, but knit both sts. Row 1 Wrong side K7, p2, k7. Row 2 P6, BKC, FKC, p6. Row 3 K5, FC, p2, BC, k5. Row 4 P4, BC, BKC, FKC, FC, P4. Row 5 K3, FC, kl, p4, kl, BC, k3. Row 6 P2, BC, pi, BC, k2, FC, pi, FC, p2. Row 7 K2, pi twice, kl, p2, kl, pi, k2 twice. Row 8 P2, Make...

Seeded Chevron

Seeded Chevron Pattern

If the odd-numbered rows are used on the right side, then the chevrons are in Seed Stitch outlined in purl, as shown. If the even-numbered rows are used on the right side, then the chevron is double one of Seed Stitch, and one of purl, alternated upon a knit-stitch ground. Both sides are very pretty, and it is up to the knitter which one is to be preferred. Row 1 Kl, p3, kl, pi twice, kl, p5, kl, pi, kl twice, p3, kl rep from . Row 2 PI, pi, k3, pi, kl twice, pi, k3, pi, kl, pi twice, k3, p2...

Navajo Basket

This is a pleasing combination of variation Basket Stitch and a two-color Woven Stitch. Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. Colors A, B, and C. Row 1 Right side With A, knit. Row 2 With A, purl. Row 3 With B. kl, si 1 wyif, kl rep from . Row 4 With B, purl. Row 5 With A, k2, si 1 wyif, kl rep from , end kl. Row 6 With A, purl. Rows 7 and 9 With C, kl, si 1 wyib, k3 rep from , end last rep kl. Rows 8 and 10 With C, pi, si 1 wyif, p3 rep from , end last rep pi.

Ogee Lace

Ogee Lace Chart

In its form this lace pattern copies the s-shaped curve of the architectural ogee, the central or open portion of the s-curve being decorated with openwork flowers. Row 1 Right side K2, yo, k2 tog, kl, k2 tog, k3, yo, ssk, yo, pi, yo, k2, yo, ssk, kl, ssk twice, yo, kl rep from , end kl. Row 2 PI, p7, yo, p2 tog, p5, yo, p2 tog, p8 rep from . Row 3 Kl, yo, k2 tog, kl, k2 tog, k3, yo, ssk, kl, yo twice, k3, yo, ssk, kl twice, ssk, yo rep from , end kl. Row 4 PI, p6, yo, p2 tog, p7 twice rep from...

Inverted Gull Stitch

This cable is not a true Gull Stitch because the stitches are not slipped before being cabled. However, it does resemble a Gull Stitch widened and turned upside down. Note that there is an extra stitch in the center, as in Wheat Ear Cable. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side K2, p9, k2. Row 2 P2, si next st to dpn and hold in front, k3, then kl from dpn kl, si next 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, kl, then k3 from dpn p2. Row 4 P2, k9, p2. Repeat Rows 1-4. 248 A TREASURY OF KNITTING PATTERNS

Brioche Stitch

Eyelet Rib Knitting Stitch

Brioche Stitch is the basic member of a large family of patterns of Eastern origin see Double Brioche, Waffle Brioche, Syncopated Brioche, Tunisian Knitting, etc. . The elements of all such patterns arc 1 a slipped stitch, and 2 a yarn-over these are knitted together on the return row. Brioche Stitch, worked in medium-weight yarn on average needles, forms a deep, soft, tidy-looking ribbing that is useful in many ways. It has a lot of give, and thus is good for knitted articles that are likely...

Crochet Knit Shell Pattern

This does resemble a dainty crocheted shell. It is loose and lacy, and to be most successful it should be knitted with very fine yarn and needles. Several repeats of the pattern rows will make a lovely border for collars, cuffs, gauntlets of lace or openwork gloves, or the hem of an overblouse the number of rows worked depending upon the depth of border wanted. Row 1 Wrong side Kl, yo, kl rep from , end kl. Row 2 Knit, dropping all yo's of previous row off needle. Row 3 Kl, k3 tog, yo twice,...

Eyelet Check

In this pattern, eyelets are placed in small purled checks on a knit-stitch ground. There are many variations to this, due to the fact that the eyelet checks may be placed various distances from each other, and may be worked in diamonds or other shapes. Row 1 Right side K2, p3, k5 rep from , end kl. Row 2 Pi, p5, k3 rep from , end p2. Row 3 K2, pi, yo, p2 tog, k5 rep from , end kl. Row 4 PI, p5, k3 rep from , end p2. Row 5 K2, p3, k5 rep from , end kl. Row 7 Kl, k5, p3 rep from , end k2. Row 8...

Scotch Faggoting Cable

This novel openwork cable is rarely seen, but it is so attractive and so easy to work that the reason for its rarity can only be that it is so little known. A panel is given, but the motif is easily converted into an all-over pattern by working it on a multiple of 6 sts plus 2 2 purl sts between cables . When repeating across the fabric, it is a good idea to begin every alternate cable with Row 9, so that the crossings will be staggered. If desired, every other cable may be worked with a back...

Aran Diamonds with Popcorns

Notes Back Cross BC si 1 p st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p the st from dpn. Front Cross FC si 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn. Row 1 Wrong side PI, k3, k in front, back, front, back, front of next st 5 sts from 1 and sl the worked st off left-hand needle Popcorn made k2, p2, kl, p2, k2, popcorn in next st as before, k3, pi. Row 2 Kl, p3, k5 tog-b completing popcorn p2, sl next 3 sts to dpn and hold in front, k2, sl the p st from dpn back to left-hand needle and p it,...

Openwork Hourglass

Carillon Knitting Pattern

Openwork Hourglass above Knit version below Purl version Openwork Hourglass above Knit version below Purl version There are two ways of working this pattern. The first, with all knit stitches showing on the right side, is smoother and more lace-like the second, with purl stitches to set off the hourglass shapes of the decreases, has a rougher texture and greater depth. Row 1 Right side K2, yo, ssk, k2 tog, yo, k2 rep from . Row 2 Purl. Row 3 K2, k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k2 rep from . Row 4 P3,...

Beaded Stripe Pattern

This pattern is excellent for sweaters, and is very effective when worked in fine yarn. Like many of the tweed-type patterns, it is interesting as a sort of optical illusion it can be seen as dark strings of beads on a light background, or as light ones on a dark background. Multiple of 6 sts plus 5. Colors A and B. Row 1 Right side With A, knit. Row 2 With A, kl, p3, k3 rep from , end p3, kl. Row 3 With B, kl, si 3 wyib, k3 rep from , end si 3, kl. Row 4 With B, kl, pi, si 1 wyif, p5 rep from...

Mrs Hunters Pattern

Hunter who originated this pattern was a member of the famous Hunter family of the Isle of Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands. The Hunters began and developed the art of Shetland lace knitting, and have created lace shawls for the British royal family from the time of Queen Victoria to the present. Note the close kinship between Mrs. Hunter's pattern and the Yarn-Over Cable, which undoubtedly was derived from it. Row 1 Right side Knit. Row 2 Purl. Row 3 Kl, si 1, k3, psso...

Patterns

There are few things that give so much novelty and originality to a hand-knitted garment as the interplay of contrasting colors. Yet the patterns in this section are easy to work almost effortless, compared with some other knitting techniques. The reason for this is simple all of them, excepting only the last two, employ the delightful and infinitely adaptable slip-stitch method of color knitting. The last two patterns, Fair Isle Pattern and Houndstooth Check, are done in quite a different way....

Zigzag Checks

Knit Zigzagchecks

This pattern has another point of interest, besiae that of color. The background stitches arc drawn into attractive waves behind the slipped stitches of contrasting color, which lends an added dimension to the pattern. Multiple of 4 sts. Colors A and B. Color B is the background color. Cast on with A. Note On wrong side odd-numbered rows si all sl-sts with yarn in front on right side even-numbered rows si all sl-sts with yarn in back. Row 1 Wrong side With A, insert needle into first st...

Diamond Stripe

This pattern gives a vertical stripe with diamonds formed of Moss Stitch indented into a knit-stitch ground. The panel may be combined with ribbings or cables or other texture patterns, or simply repeated across. Row 7 K3, pi, kl three times, pi, k3. Row 8 P3, kl, pi three times, kl, p3. Row 9 K2, pi, kl, pi, k3, pi, kl, pi, k2. Row 10 P2, kl, pi, kl, p3, kl, pi, kl, p2. Row 11 Kl, pi twice, k5, pi, kl twice. Row 12 Pi, kl twice, p5, kl, pi twice. side panels Jacob's Ladder, or Ladder of Life...

Triple L Tweed

This pattern makes a thick fabric, good for coats, suits, afghans, etc. The L-shaped spots of color alternate in an interesting nubby pattern, and seem to be shadowing each other in diagonal lines. Multiple of 3 sts plusM. Colors A, B, and C. Cast on with Color A and knit one row. Row 1 Right side With B, k3, si 1 wyib, k2 rep from , end kl. Row 2 With B, k3, si 1 wyif, k2 rep from , end kl. Row 3 With C, k2, si 1 wyib rep from , end kl. Row 4 With C, kl, si 1 wyif, k2 rep from . Row 5 With A,...

Rose Trellis Lace

This extraordinarily beautiful lace pattern is a joy to work even though the pattern rows are numerous. For a test swatch, cast on at least 42 sts, or else the rosettes at the intersections of the diamonds will not be seen. Note that there is a yo before the ending sts of Rows 3, 21, and 39. The number of sts remains the same throughout. Row 1 Right side Kl, yo, k3 tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k3 tog, yo, kl, yo, ssk, yo, k3 tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk rep from , end kl. Row 2 and all other wrong-side...

Chevron Fantastic

This pattern is particularly effective in variegated or ombre yarns the shading of colors displays the alternating bias slant of the stitches very well. Horizontal stripes in contrasting colors also make a striking chevron efTect. Row 1 Right side Kl, kl and leave st on needle, k into the head of the st below the one just knitted, and si both sts from needle together k2, k2 tog-b, put the resulting st back on left-hand needle and pass the next st over it and off needle then return the st to...

Diagonal Demi Brioche

This pattern is similar to other Brioche patterns in that the pattern row incorporates a slip-stitch and a yo. But there the resemblance ends. The slip-stitches which are passed over two subsequent stitches make a diagonal texture pattern. Diagonal Demi-Brioche works well in two colors. It will make either of two differently shaped horizontal stripes, depending on which rows take the contrasting color. If the contrasting yarn is introduced in Rows 3 and 4, then the stripes will look scalloped,...

Coin Cable

Moss Cable Trellis

This pretty little cable is made with a rather novel cabling technique that forms small round medallions with the side stitches crossed in front. The central portion of the coins is slightly indented, instead of lifting forward as most cables do. Row 1 Wrong side K2, p5, k2. Row 2 P2, si next 4 sts to dpn and hold in back, kl, then si the last 3 of the sts from dpn back to left-hand needle then before knitting the sts bring dpn with the last st to front between needles, passing to the left of...

Moss Bordered Diamonds

Although there arc many similar patterns, this one is surely one of the prettiest possible arrangements of knit and purl stitches in the diamond form. If the odd-numbered rows are used as right-side rows, the diamonds will be formed of knit and moss stitches on a purled ground as shown. If the even-numbered rows are used as right-side rows, then the diamonds will be formed of purl and moss indented in a knit-stitched ground. Row 1 Pi, p4, kl, pi twice, k5, pi, kl twice, p5 rep from . Row 2 and...

Pine Trees Version I

Above Pine Trees, Version I below Pine Trees, Version II above Pine Trees, Version I below Pine Trees, Version II Even the most cursory examination will reveal that this pattern is simply the first half of Wave and Shield Pattern without its second half. It lacks the graceful waving curves of the Wave and Shield, therefore, and instead forms abruptly truncated triangles. Row 1 Right side Kl, yo, k2, p3, p3 tog, p3, k2, yo, kl rep from . Row 2 P4, k7, p3 rep from , end pi. Row 3 Kl, kl, yo, k2,...

Elongated Check Pattern

This pattern is an elaboration of Simple Vertical Stripes a good example of how basic patterns may be built into many different designs. Note On right-side rows odd numbers si all sl-sts with yarn in back on wrong-side rows even numbers si all sl-sts with yarn in front. Multiple of 22 sts plus 1. Colors A and B. Row 1 Right side With A, knit. Row 2 With A, purl. Row 3 With B, kl, si 3, k2, si 2, k3, si 1, k3, si 2, k2, si 3, kl rep from . Row 4 With B, pi, si 3, p2, si 2, p3, si 1, p3, si 2,...

Banded Insertion Pattern

When worked in fine yarn, this pattern has a soft, lacy effect which is probably the easiest approach to lace in all knitting. Note Two pairs of needles are used, one pair 4 to 5 sizes larger than the other. Odd-numbered rows are right-side rows. Rows 1-4 Using small needles, knit. Row 5 Using large needle, knit. Row 6 Using large needles, purl.

Fabric Stitch

Both versions of this pattern are very dense, and must be worked on large needles lest the stitches become too tight. Fabric Stitch produces a fabric that is firm, close, flat, and sturdy, therefore ideal for sports wear and hard use articles like cushion covers and slippers. Wrorked on large needles in heavy cotton yarn, and surrounded by a fringed edging, either version makes delightful place mats. Double Fabric Stitch, because of its thickness and body, is good for hot-dish mats and...

Shadow Check

This fabric has an absolutely fascinating wrong side. It presents a series of dccp-tcxtured horizontal corrugations, and could - 1 be used in any garment where a novel texture is desired. Row 1 Right side Purl. Row 2 Kl, pi, kl rep from . Row 3 PI, yo, si 1 wyib, pi rep from . The yo is taken over the top of the needle and held in back of the slipped stitch, then brought forward again for the next purl stitch. R w 4 Kl, si 1 wyif dropping yo of previous row, kl rep from . The yo is dropped in...

Fuchsia Pattern

This is a popular pattern in traditional knitting, known in some form or another throughout Europe. This particular version is German. It is so simple to work that any beginner could make a deceptively fancy-looking garment with it. In a fine yarn it makes pretty baby dresses or little girls' party clothes. Row 1 Right side P2, k2, yo, p2 rep from . Row 3 P2, k3, yo, p2 rep from . Row 5 P2, k4, yo, p2 rep from . Row 7 P2, k3, k2 tog, p2 rep from . Row 9 P2, k2, k2 tog, p2 rep from . Row 11 P2,...

Filigree Pattern

Ear Wheat Knitting

As given, this pattern uses twisted stitches, but they may be worked plain if desired, or alternatively, crossed only on the Row 1 Right side Kl, p2, ssk, k3-b, yo, kl-b, yo, k3-b, k2 tog, pi rep from , end pi, kl. Row 2 K2, kl, p4-b, pi, pi-b, pi, p4-b, k2 rep from , end kl. Row 3 Kl, p2, ssk, k2-b, yo, k3-b, yo, k2-b, k2 tog, pi rep from , end pi, kl. Row 4 K2, kl, p3-b, pi twice, p3-b, k2 rep from , end kl. Row 5 Kl, p2, ssk, kl-b, yo, k5-b, yo, kl-b, k2 tog, pi rep from , end pi, kl. Row 6...

Double Wing Pattern

Lace Pattern Open Double Wing

Above Double Wing Pattern below Double Wing, Openwork Version above Double Wing Pattern below Double Wing, Openwork Version This is a subtle but very effective pattern of contrasting purl stitches and gently curved knit stitches. Row 3 P3, k2 tog, k3, lift running thread between the st just worked and the next st, and knit into the back and front of this thread k3, ssk, p3 rep from . Row 5 P2, k2 tog, k3, lift running thread and knit into the back of this thread Make One, Ml k2, Ml, k3, ssk, p2...

Heel Stitch

Heel Stitch

Above Heel Stitch below Close Stitch above Heel Stitch below Close Stitch Every knitter of socks is familiar with this pattern, which is commonly used to reinforce the heels. But both Heel Stitch and its relative Close Stitch have many other uses. They arc good for any article that is going to have to sustain rough wear, such as gloves, cushion covers, chair scats, mats, the soles of knitted slippers, etc. Heel Stitch can be effectively used in making durable coats, jackcts, or children's...

Ripple Stitch

Row 1 Right side K6, p2, k6 rep from . Row 2 Kl, p4, k4 rep from , end p4, kl. Row 4 PI, k4, p4 rep from , end k4, pi. Row 5 K2, p2, k6 rep from , end p2, k2. Row 7 PI, k4, p4 rep from , end k4, pi. Row 9 Kl, p4, k4 rep from , end p4, kl. Row 10 P2, k2, p6 rep from , end k2, p2. above Roman Stitch below Roman Rib Stitch

Feather Pattern

Center panel Expanded Feather Pattern center panel Expanded Feather Pattern Feathering is the working of decreases so that they fall opposite to the slant of the stitchcs and thus become more prominent, giving a rough texture to the fabric. The classic Feather Pattern produces a scalloped edge, because the decreases fall directly over one another. The Expanded Feather Pattern is modified with decreases traveling toward the center this takes up the slack of the fabric and produces a straight...

Trellis With Moss Stitch

This is another traditional Aran pattern. Row 1 Right side P5, si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, k2-b, then k2-b the sts from dpn Front Double Knit Cross or FDKC plO, FDKC, p5. Row 2 and all other wrong-side rows Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts. Row 3 P4, si next st to dpn and hold in back, k2-b, then p st from dpn Back Cross or BC si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, kl, then k2-b the sts from dpn Front Cross or FC p8, BC, FC, p4. Row 5 P3, BC, kl, pi, FC, p6, rep from to ,...

Three Color Basket Tweed

V Ci iVi sB5fti W ftft fli amp a i This is a simple and easy pattern with a remarkably striking effect. For possible variations, try reversing the knits and purls i.e., purl in Rows 2 and 6, knit in Rows 4 and 8 or working the entire pattern in garter stitch fashion i.e., knit wrong-side rows as in Three-and-One Tweed. Colors A, B, and C. Cast on with Color A and purl one row. Row 1 Right side With B, kl, k3, si 1 wyib rep from , and k4. Row 2 With B, kl, k3, si 1 wyif rep from , end k4. Row 3...

Little Tent Pattern

The elements of this pattern are plain to be seen a portion f Quilted Lattice, arranged vertically between panels of Garter Mitch. It is a good pattern for deep-textured sweaters done in heavy yarn. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side K2, p5, k3 rep from , end p5, Row 2 K2, si 5 wyif, k3 rep from , end si 5 wyif, k2. Row 4 K4, insert needle under loose strand and knit next st, bringing st out under strand k7 rep from , end last repeat k4.

Shadow Box Pattern

Although it is one of the simplest of three-color patterns, the Shadow Box is very striking. It uses color, rather than texture, to give the impression of a heavily sculptured surface. Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. Colors A, B, and C. Row 1 Right side With A, knit. Row 2 With A, kl, kl wrapping yarn twice around needle, k3 rep from , end last repeat kl. Row 3 With B, kl, si 1 wyib dropping extra wrap, k3 rep from , end last repeat kl. Row 4 With B, kl, si 1 wyif, k3 rep from , end si 1, kl. Row 5...

Trinity Stitch Knit

Gull Stitch Knitting

Left Slipped Cable Rib right Mock Gull Stitch left Slipped Cable Rib right Mock Gull Stitch When is a cable not a cable When it is done like this or as a Cross-Stitch Cable, Yarn-Over Cable, etc. This mock cable is a good approximation of a little Horseshoe Cable, done without cabling. Row 1 Wrong side K2, p6, k2 rep from . Row 2 P2, si 1 wyib, k4, si 1 wyib, p2 rep from . Row 3 K2, si 1 wyif, p4, si 1 wyif, k2 rep from . Row 4 Repeat Row 2. Row 5 Repeat Row 3. Row 6 P2, drop sl-st off needle...

Roman Stitch

This is a very simple pattern consisting of seed-stitch stripes across a stockinette fabric. Rows 1 and 3 Right side Knit. Rows 2 and 4 Purl. Row 5 Kl. pi rep from . Row 6 PI, kl rep from . In this variation the knits and purls are still alternated as in Roman Stitch, but in different stripes. The result is a pleasing texture of horizontal corrugations. Row 1 Right side Knit. Row 2 Purl. Rows 3 and 4 Kl, pi rep from . Row 5 Knit. Row 6 Purl. Rows 7 and 8 PI, kl rep from .

Ribbed Cable

Ribbed Cables

The Ribbed Cable is very elegant, and is frequently seen in fisherman sweaters. Note that there are two ways of working Row 2, and that in both cases the knit stitches are purled and the purl stitchcs knitted in the 4-stitch group. When two Ribbed Cables are used on either side of a common center, one should be done by the front-cross method and the other by the back-cross method, to balance the patterns. For a Ribbed Wave Cable, work the front-cross and back-cross methods alternately, every...

Antique Diamond Pattern

This is one of the oldest known forms of Openwork Diamonds. In the ancient Spanish fashion it uses yo's and decreases on both sides of the fabric. Another point of archaic style is that the basis of the pattern is Garter Stitch. These Antique Diamonds are beautiful in their way but like all laces of this early type the pattern requires certain special attentions. It should be worked in very fine yarn with an easy tension, and the fabric must be well stretched vertically when it is blocked. Row...

Allover Cross Stitch

Trinity Bramble Stitch

This is a beautiful and unusual pattern which gives a soft, thick texture with a lacy quality, as the sts arc bundled together leaving small spaces between. Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. Row 1 Wrong side Purl. Row 2 K2, k into the next st in the row below, then si the st itself onto right-hand needle k2 tog, psso, k into the next st in the row below, k the st itself, k again into the row below at left of st 3 sts made from 1 si 1, k2 tog, psso rep from to last 2 sts, k into the next st in the row...

Fern or Leaf Patterned Lace

There are many versions of this popular English lace pattern. The classic version is a bit larger 12 sts plus 1, 20 rows but the slightly daintier variation given here is most satisfactory. Row 1 Wrong side and all other wrong-side rows Purl. Row 2 K3, k2 tog, yo, kl, yo, ssk, k5 rep from , end last rep k3. Row 4 K2, k2 tog, kl, yo twice, kl, ssk, k3 rep from , end last rep k2. Row 6 Kl, k2 tog, k2, yo, kl, yo, k2, ssk, kl rep from . Row 8 K2 tog, k3, yo, kl, yo, k3, si 1 k2 tog psso rep from...

Openwork Diamonds and Openwork Leaf Pattern

These two patterns are presented together because they are similar, with a subtle difference between them that is seldom understood and they are often confused, Openwork Diamonds being referred to as Leaf Pattern and vice versa. The difference lies in the position of the decreases. In Openwork Diamonds, the decreases are placed at the edges of the diamond motifs, which results in a hard, clear outline with a geometrical quality. In Openwork Leaf Pattern, the decreases are located in the center...

Candle Flames

Pictures Candle Flames

This fascinating pattern is based on the well-known Fern or Leaf-Patterned Lace, which consists of eyelets arranged on either side of a single knit stitch and has literally dozens of variations. But Candle Flames is a little different. It could perhaps be considered an eyelet pattern, since it does include a bit of openwork, but it is more like a solid-fabric pattern with an embossed design. It is therefore not included among Eyelets but placed in this catchall category of novelty yarn-over...

Twisted Basket

Twisted Basket

A very pleasing allover texture pattern, of Irish origin. Multiple of 8 sts plus 5. Note Tw 3 Twist Three as follows skip 2 and knit 3rd st on left-hand needle, knit 2nd st, then knit 1st st and slip all three from needle together. Row 1 Right side P5, Tw 3, p5 rep from . Row 2 K5, p3, k5 rep from Row 3 Repeat Row 1. Row 4 Repeat Row 2. Row 5 PI, Tw 3, p5 rep from , end Tw 3, pi. Row 6 Kl, p3, k5 rep from , end p3, kl. Row 7 Repeat Row 5. Row 8 Repeat Row 6.

Simple Check Pattern

There are so many ways of varying this pattern that it is hardly possible to list them all. But here are a few ideas 1 r or a three-color check, a Color C can be introduced in Rows 7 nd 8 of either version. 2 A little added texture can be had Simple Check Pattern above Two-Stitch Check below Four-Stitch Check Simple Check Pattern above Two-Stitch Check below Four-Stitch Check by knitting instead of purling the wrong-side rows of contrasting color Rows 4 and 8 . 3 Two more knit and purl rows can...

Dewdrop Pattern

Dewdrop Lace Pattern

This is a nice, easy little English pattern making a pretty-openwork that the beginner can quickly master. It has the added virtue of being a flat, non-curling fabric, and thus can be used without blocking. Note that in the first 3 rows of the first half, and the first 3 rows of the second half, the right and wrong sides exchange places. Rows 1 and 3 Wrong side K2, p3, k3 rep from , end p3, k2. Row 2 P2, k3, p3 rep from , end k3, p2. Row 4 K2, yo, si 1 k2 tog psso, yo, k3 rep from , end yo, si...

Lace Ladder and Twist

Ladder Ssk

In this traditional Italian design, two simple patterns are effectively combined a garter-stitch lace ladder and a three-stitch twist. Row 1 Right side Kl, k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k3 rep from , end last repeat kl. Row 2 Kl, kl, kl-b, kl into the 2 yo's of previous row kl, p3 rep from , end kl, kl-b, kl into 2 yo's, k2. Row 3 Kl, k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, skip next 2 sts and knit into 3rd st, then knit into 2nd st, then knit into 1st st, then si all 3 sts from needle together rep from , end k2 tog,...

Waving Rib Pattern

Though the ribs are knitted straight, a hint of a wave is imparted to them by the purl stitches, which draw them slightly left and right. The reverse side of this pattern is a most attractive little block stitch arranged in basketweave fashion. Rows 1 and 3 Right side P2, k4, p2 rep from . Rows 2 and 4 K2, p4, k2 rep from . Rows 5 and 7 K3, p2, k4, p2 rep from , end k3. Rows 6 and 8 P3, k2, p4, k2 rep from , end p3.

Close Woven Basket Lattice

Interlocking Lattice Knitting

This pattern gives a dense texture in which the illusion of diagonal basketweaving is extremely realistic. Row 1 Wrong side K2, p4, k2 rep from . Row 2 P2, si 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then k2 from dpn p2 rep from . Row 3 and all other wrong-side rows Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Row 4 PI, si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p the st from dpn Back Gross or BC si next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn Front Cross or FC rep from , end pi. Row 6 Pi,...

Floating Hexagon Pattern

This pattern shows a honeycomb formation embossed in ver high relief upon a garter-stitch background. Its charm lies ir. the fact that the hexagons really do appear to float on the background, with no obvious attachment to it. This is an excellent pattern for sweaters and hats. If used for dresses it should be worked in fine yarn. Row 1 Wrong side K3, p2 wrapping yarn twice around needle for each p st, k4 rep from , end last repeat k3. Row 2 K3, si 2 wyib dropping extra wraps, k4 rep from . end...

Threaded Stitch

Diagonal Woven Knit Stitch

Above Threaded Stitch below Threaded Stitch variation above Threaded Stitch below Threaded Stitch variation Also called Flecked Stitch, Diaper Stitch, Threaded Cross Stitch, etc. This pattern gives a charming diagonal-weave texture, the stitches being drawn upward to right and left crossing under and over one another. There is one preparatory row which is not to be included in subsequent repeats. Note Two needle sizes are used, one needle to be 3 to 4 sizes larger than the other. Cast on larger...

Rickrack Ribbing

Row 1 Right side PI, take right-hand needle behind left-hand needle, skip 1 st and knit in back loop of 2nd st then knit skipped st through front loop, then si both sts from needle together pi rep from . Row 2 Kl, with yarn in front skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st, then si both sts from needle together kl rep from .

Four Color Fancy Pattern

This is a very pleasing pattern for ski sweaters, mittens, and hats. It is gay, colorful, and a lot simpler than it looks. Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. Colors A, B, C, and D. Note On all even-numbered rows, all slip-stitches are slipped with yarn in back. On all odd-numbered rows, all slip-stitches are slipped with yarn in front. Row 1 Wrong side With A, kl, purl to last st, kl. Row 2 With B, k2, si 1, kl rep from , end kl. Row 3 With B, kl, pi, si 1, pi rep from , end kl. Row 4 With C, kl, si 1,...

Persian Lace

This graceful though not very open lace features purl-stitch medallions whose shape is reminiscent of the onion domes of Eastern temples. These medallions may be further enriched by touches of embroidery. Rows 1 and 3 Kl, p3, k2, p6 rep from to last 6 sts, k2, p3, kl. Right side Rows 2 and 4 K4, p2, k6, p2 rep from , end k4. Row 5 Kl, p2, k2 tog, yo, ssk, p4 rep from , end last rep p3. Row 6 K3, pl, k into front and back of next st, pl, k4 rep from , end last rep k3. Row 7 Kl, pl, k2 tog, yo,...

Motley Check

While this pattern is identical in technique to a Simple Check Pattern, the constant alternation of three different strands of color gives it a most unusual appearance. Worked in three strongly contrasting, bright colors, it is gay and brilliant worked in three colors that are close together in hue or tone, it is a subtle mixture. Multiple of 6 sts plus 4. Colors A, B, and C. Row 1 Right side With A, knit. Row 2 With B, purl. Row 3 With C, kl, si 2 wyib, k4 rep from , end si 2, kl. Row 4 With...

Wave and Shield Pattern

This graceful, lacy fabric with its pretty curvcs and its combination of knit and purl textures is quite easy to work, and remarkably effective in evening wear or fancy fine-yarn sweaters. It is less open than a true lace but has the same general quality. Row 1 Right side Kl, yo, k2, p3, p3 tog, p3, k2, yo, kl rep from . Row 2 P4, k7, p3 rep from , end pi. Row 3 Kl, kl, yo, k2, p2, p3 tog, p2, k2, yo, k2 rep from . Row 4 P5, k5, p4 rep from , end pi. Row 5 Kl, k2, yo, k2, pi, p3 tog, pi, k2,...

Swedish Check and Twisted Check Patterns

Swedish Check Pattern

Here are two very nice allover textured fabrics for tweedy sports wear, coats, and sweaters. Twisted Check has a little more depth to it than Swedish Check, but Swedish Check is somewhat faster to work. above Swedish Check Pattern below Twisted Check above Swedish Check Pattern below Twisted Check Row 1 Right side Knit all sts through back loops. Row 2 Purl. Row 3 K2-b, p2, k2-b rep from . Row 4 P2, k2, p2 rep from . Rows 5 and 6 Repeat Rows 1 and 2. Row 7 P2, k2-b, p2 rep from . Row 8 K2, p2,...