Mexican Edging

Patterned with the same intricacy and boldness of design that can be seen in the finest Mexican silver, this beautiful edging adds a touch of elegance to any knitted article, plain or fancy. The concept is unusual, and the knitting is complex but can bt followed by anyone with moderate experience in lace knitting and careful attention to the directions. See Special Note at the end of pattern rows.

Cast on 19 sts and knit one row.

"A" portion of pattern—worked on the first 8 sts of every odd-numbered row: SI 1, k3, (yo, p'2 tog) twice.

Row 1 (Right side)—A, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kl. Row 2—Kl. (yo, p2 tog) 3 times, k4, (yo, p2 tog) twice. k4. Row 3—A, k3, k2 tog, yo, kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, yo. (pi. kl) in last st.

Row 4 Kl, yo, k2, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k2, yo, p2 tog, k2, (yo. p2 tog) twice, k4.

Row 5—A, kl, k2 tog, yo, k3, (yo, p2 tog) twice, yo, k3, (pi, kl) in last st. Turn. Kl, yo, k2, yo, p2 tog. Turn. Yo. p2 tog, yo, k3, (pi, kl) in last st.

Row 6—Bind off 5, yo, p2 tog, kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4, (yo, p2 log) 3 times, k4.

Row 7—A, yo, ssk, k4, (yo, p2 tog) twice, (pi, kl) in next st, yo, p2 tog, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. * Turn. K3, yo, p2 tog. Turn. Yo. p2 tog, yo, k2, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. * (Note: The directions between * and * in this row make the second and the next 8 of the 10 picot points, and are repeated at the end of every subsequent odd-numbered row through Row 23, hereafter written "rep * — * ".)

Row 8—Bind ofT5, yo, p2 tog, yo, k2, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k3, p2 tog-b, yo, kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4.

Row 9—A, k2, yo. ssk, k2, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k2, (pi, kl) in next st, yo, p2 tog, yo (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 10— Bind off 5, yo, p2 log, yo, k4, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kl, p2 tog-b, yo, k3, (yo, p2 tog) iwice, k4.

Row 11—A, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, p2 log) twice, k4, (pi, kl) in next st, yo, p2 tog, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 12—Bind off 5, yo, p2 tog, yo, k6, (yo, p2 tog) 3 times, k4, (yo, p2 log) twice, k4.

Row 13—A, k3, k2 tog, yo, kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kfi, (pi, kl) in next st, yo, p2 tog, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 14—Bind off 5, yo, p2 tog. yo, k8, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k2, yo, p2 tog. k2, (yo, p2 tog) twice. k4.

Row 15—A, kl, k2 tog, yo, k3, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k8, (pi, kl) in next st, yo, p2 log, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 16—Bind off 5, yo, p2 tog, yo, p3 tog, k7, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4, (yo, p2 tog) 3 times, k4.

Row 17—A, yo, ssk, k4, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k6, k2 tog, kl. yo, p2 log, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 18—Bind off 5, yo, p2 tog, yo, p3 tog, k5, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k3, p2 tog-b, yo, kl, (yo. p2 tog) twice, k4.

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Row 19—A, k2, yo, ssk, k2, (yo, p2 tog) twicc, k4, k2 tog, kl, yo, p2 tog, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 20- Bind ofT 5, yo, p2 tog, yo, p3 tog, k3, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kl. p2 tog-b, yo, k3, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4.

Row 21—A, k4. yo, ssk, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k2, k2 tog, kl, yo, p2 tog, yo, (pi. kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 22- Bind ofT 5, yo, p2 tog, yo, p3 tog, kl, (yo, p2 tog) 3 times, k4, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4.

Row 23—A, k3, k2 tog, yo, kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k2 tog, kl, yo, p2 tog, yo, (pi, kl) in last st. Rep * — *.

Row 24—Bind off 5, yo. (p2 tog) twice, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k2, yo. p2 tog, k2, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4.

Row 25—A, kl, k2 tog, yo, k3, (yo, p2 tog) twice, si 1—k2 tog—psso, kl.

Row 26—K2 tog, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kl, (yo, p2 tog) 3 times, k4.

Row 28—Kl. (yo, p2 tog) twice, k3, p2 tog-b, yo, kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4.

Row 29—A, k2, yo, ssk, k2, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kl.

Row 30—Kl, (yo, p2 tog) twice, kl, p2 tog-b, yo, k3, (yo, p2 tog) twice, k4.

Repeat Rows 1-30.

Speciai Notu on possible "mistake points": Rows 16, 18, 20, and 22 have a "p3

tog" in place of the second "p2 tog". Row 24 has a double "p2 tog" with no yo in between. When making the picot points as in Row 7, be sure to place a yo on the needle immediately after the second turning.

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