The oval "medallions" here are made with contrasting color, and the yarn-overs constitute increases which are not compensated for until four rows later, where decreases are worked to restore the original number of stitches. Each of the decreases includes a Color A slip-stitch carried from four rows below, and an adjacent Color B stitch from the preceding row.

Multiple of 12 sts plus 3. Colors A and B.

Note: on right-side (even-numbered) rows si all sl-sts with yarn in back; on wrong-side (odd-numbered) rows si all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 2—With B, k6, * (si 1, yo) twice, si 1, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k6. (On this row care must be taken to keep the 2 yo's strictly positioned between the 3 sl-sts. The central arrangement will be a double yo in Color B sts divided by a slipped Color A st.) Row 3—With B, p6, * si 1, purl the 1st yo, si 1, knit the next yo, si 1, p9; rep from *, end last repeat p6. (Be sure cach Color A sl-st is slipped onto right-hand needle before the following yo is worked.) Row 4—With B, k6, * (si 1, kl) twicc, si 1, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k6. Row 5—With B, p6, * (si 1, pi) twice, si 1, p9; rep from *, end last repeat p6. Row 6—With A, k5, * k2 tog, k3, ssk, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k5. Row 7—With A, knit.

Row 8—With B, kl, si 1, yo, si 1, * k9, (si 1, yo) twice, si 1;

rep from *, end k9, si 1, yo, si 1, kl. Row 9—With B, (pi, si 1) twice, * p9, si 1, purl the 1st yo, si 1, knit the next yo, si 1; rep from *, end p9, (si 1, pi) twice. Row 10—With B, (kl, si 1) twice, * k9, (si 1, kl) twice, si 1;

rep from *, end k9, (si 1, kl) twice. Row 11—With B, (pi, si 1) twice, * p9, (si 1, pi) twice, si 1;

rep from *, end p9, (si 1, pi) twice. Row 12—With A, k3, * ssk, k7, k2 tog, k3; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

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CHAPTER NINE

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