Ribbed Leaf Pattern

This beautiful twisted-all-over fabric is reminiscent of the shapes of fossilized fern leaves traced in rock. A single motif can be worked in cable fashion; sec Ribbed Leaf Panel.

Multiple of 16 sts plus 1.

Row 1 (Wrong side) and all other wrong-side rows—Purl. Row 2- KI, * LT, (RT) twice, k3, (LT) twice, RT. k 1; rep from * Row 4—K2. * LT. (RT) twice, kl, (LT) twice, RT. k3; rep from

  • end last repeat k2. Row 6—K1. * (LT) twice, RT, k3, LT, (RT) twice, k 1; rep from *. Row 8— K2, * (LT) twice, RT, kl, LT. (RT) twice, k3; rep from
  • end last repeat k2. Row 10—Kl, * (LT) 3 times, k3, (RT) 3 times, kl; rep from *. Row 12—K2, * (LT) 3 times, kl. (RT) 3 times, k3; rep from *.

end last repeal k2. Rows 14. 16, 18, 20, and 22—Repeat Rows 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2. Row 24—K2, * (RT) 3 times, kl, (IT) 3 times, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k2. Row 26—Kl. * (RT) 3 times, k3, (LT) 3 times, kl; rep from *. Row 28 Repeal Row 24.

Double Lattice Knitting Patterns
Ribbed Leaf Pattern

Double Lattice

Lattice Shell Stitch

Double Lattice

Here is a pattern that will give the knitter plenty of practice in the use of twist stitches, since nearly all of them are twisted on the right-side rows. It also demonstrates how the twist-stitch technique can be a time-saver; imagine how long this handsome fabric would take to make, if all the stitches were cabled instead of twisted!

Multiple ol"6 sts plus 4.

Row 1 (Wrong side) and all other wrong-side rows—Purl. Row 2—* LT, (RT) twice; rep from *, end LT, RT. Row 4—Kl. LT, * RT, (LT) twice; rep from *, end kl. Row 6—(LT) twice, * k2, (LT) twice: rep from * Row 8—Kl, * (LT) twice, RT; rep from *, end LT, kl. Row 10—RT, * LT, (RT) twice; rep from *, end LT. Row 12—K3, * (RT) twice, k2; rep from *, end kl.

Repeal Rows 1-12.

Waffle Pattern
above: Diagonal Crepe Stitch below, left: Deep Waffle Pattern below, right: Wide Waffle Pattern

Three Twist Patterns with Openwork: Diagonal Crepe Stitch, Deep Waffle Pattern, and Wide Waffle Pattern

All three of these patterns arc deep in texture, thick but light and fluffy. Diagonal Crepe Stitch is a good thermal fabric; iry it in a pair of "longjohns"! (Very handsome ones they will be, too.) Deep Waffle Pattern comes from Switzerland, and in line yarn makes a delicate and lovely sweater or shell. Wide Waffle Pattern is an enlarged version with the pattern lines slanted more toward the horizontal.

I. DIAGONAL CREPE STITCH

Multiple of 4 sts plus 3.

Row 1 (Right side)—PI, RT. * p2, RT; rep from * Row 2—Kl, * yo, p2 tog, k2; rep from *, end yo, p2 tog. Row 3—Kl, * p2, RT: rep from *, end p2. Row 4—K3, * yo, p2 tog, k2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1 -4.

II. DEEP WAFFLE PATTERN

Multiple of 4 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (Right side)—P2, * RT, p2; rep from *. Row 2—K2, * p2, k2; rep from *.

Row 3—PI, * k2 tog, (yo) twice, ssk; rep from *, end pi.

Row 4—P2, * (kl, pi) into the double yo of previous row, p2; rep from *.

Row 7—Pi, yo, * ssk, k2 tog, (yo) twice: rep from *, end ssk, k2 tog. yo, pi. Row 8—K2. * p2, (kl, pi) into the double yo of previous row: rep from *, end p2, k2.

Repeat Rows 1-8

III. WIDE WAFFLE PATTERN

Multiple of (i sts plus 4.

Row I (Right side)—K2, p2, * LT, p4; rep from *, end LT, p2, k2. Row 2— K4, * p2. k4; rep from *.

Row 3—K2, * k3 tog, yo, si 1—k2 tog—psso: rep from *, end k2.

Row 4—K2, pi, * (kl, pi) twice in the yo of previous row, p2; rep from *, end last repeal pi, k2 instead of p2. Row 5—K3, * p4. RT; rep from *, end pi. k3. Row 6—K2, pi, * kl, p2; rep from *, end k4, pi, k2. Row 7—K2, yo, * si 1—k2 tog—psso, k3 tog, yo; rep from *, end k2. Row 8 K2, (kl. pi) into the yo, * p2, (kl, pi) twice in the yo of previous row: rep from *, end p2, (kl. pi) into the yo, k2.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

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