Cocoon Stitch

A truly fascinating texture is presented by this increase-and-decrease pattern. Small purled "cocoons" are nested among waving knit ribs to make a beautifully bumpy fabric for your most interesting sweaters. The pattern knits up rapidly and requires little or no blocking.

Multiple of 8 sts plus 1.

Row I (Wrong side)—Pi, * kl, pi, k5, pi; rep from *. Row 2—Kl, * p5, kl, pi, kl; rep from *.

Row 3- PI, * kl under running thread between the st just worked and the next st, (kl, pi, kl) in next st, kl under next running thread, pi. p5 tog, pi; rep from *. Rows 4, 6, and 8—Kl, * pi, kl, p5, kl; rep from *. Rows 5 and 7—Pi, * k5, pi, kl, pi; rep from Row 9—PI. * p5 tog, pi, kl under running thread, (kl. pi, kl)

in next st, kl under next running thread, pi; rep from *. Rows 10, 1 I. and 12- Repeat Row 2, Row 1, and Row 2 again.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

Cocoon Stitch

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