Harlequin Pattern

2011 Knitting Patterns
Harlequin Pattern

Here is a delightful pattern of contrasting diamonds with a nubby garter-stitch texture like that of a Waffle Check or Three-and-One Tweed. The same pattern may be given a smooth texture, if desired, simply by purling the wrong-side rows. Nubby or smooth, Harlequin Pattern is an excellent design for socks, knitted vests, or ties.

Multiple of 10 sts plus 3. Colors A and B.

Cast on with Color A and knit one row.

Note: On right-side (odd-numbered) rows slip all sl-sts with yarn in back.

Row 1 (Right side)—With B, kl, * si 1, k9; rep from *, end si 1, kl.

Row 2 and all other wrong-side rows—Using same color as previous row, repeat the previous row, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 3—With A, k3, * (si 1, kl) 3 times, si 1, k3; rep from *. Row 5—With B, k2, * si 1, k7, si 1, kl; rep from *, end kl. Row 7—With A, k4, * (si 1, kl) twice, si 1, k5; rep from *, end last repeat k4.

Row 9—With B, (kl, si 1) twice, * k5, (si 1, kl) twice, si 1; rep from *, end k5, (si 1, kl) twice.

Row 11—With A, k5, * si 1, kl, si 1, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k5.

Row 13—With B, kl, (kl, si 1) twice, * k3, (si 1, kl) 3 times, si 1; rep from *, end k3, (si 1, kl) twice, kl.

Row 15—With A, k6, * si 1, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k6.

Rows 17 and 18—With B, repeat Rows 13 and 14.

Rows 19 and 20—With A, repeat Rows 11 and 12.

Repeat Rows 1-28.

Sanquar Check

This is a slip-stitch imitation of the traditional Scottish Sanquar Pattern, which consists of plain light-colored squares alternating with dark-colored squares containing light accents. The original pattern is worked by the usual "Fair Isle" method of color knitting, and the squares are considerably larger than those in this slip-stitch version. Sanquar Check is, however, a crisp and handsome pattern, easy to work, and making a firm, flat fabric.

Multiple of 8 sts plus 3. Colors A and B.

Slip Stitch Knitting Patterns

Row 3—With B, k3, * (si 1 wyib, kl) twice, si 1 wyib, k3; rep from *.

Row 4—With B, p3, * (si 1 wyif, kl) twice, si 1 wyif, p3; rep Sanquar Check from *.

Row 5—With A, kl, si 2 wyib, * k5, si 3 wyib; rep from *, end k5, si 2, kl.

Row 6—With A, kl, si 2 wyif, * k5, si 3 wyif; rep from *, end k5, si 2, kl.

Row 11—With B, (kl, si 1 wyib) twice, * k3, (si 1 wyib, kl) twice, si 1 wyib; rep from *, end k3, (si 1, kl) twice.

Row 12—With B, (kl, si 1 wyif) twice, * p3, (si 1 wyif, kl) twice, si 1 wyif; rep from *, end p3, (si 1, kl) twice.

Row 13—With A, k4, * si 3 wyib, k5; rep from *, end last rep k4.

Row 14—With A, k4, * si 3 wyif, k5; rep from *, end last rep k4.

Rows 15 and 16—With B, repeat Rows 11 and 12.

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