Sheepfold

Contributed by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Milwaukee. Wisconsin

This pattern was originally planned for circular knitting, so that all rows would be worked from the right side. To do it in this way, simply work all odd-numbered rows backward, substituting "knit" for "purl" and vice versa, and working plain RT and LT instead of RRT and RLT. When converted into back-and-forth knitting, the pattern calls for some twists made on the wrong side. (See Sunrise Shell Pattern for additional discussion or RLT.)

Notice that the usual right-side Left Twist is to be done by the classical method rather than the new method of working the two stitchcs together. The reason for this is that the two stitches together may become too tight for convenience in working the subsequent wrong-side twist. The Right Twist, on the other hand, can be worked either way (it is tidier when done by the new method) and so this is not described in the notes.

Panel of 16 sis.

Notes: Left Twist (LT)—skip 1 st and knit the 2nd st in back loop, then knit the skipped st in front loop in the usual way, and si both sts from needle together.

Reverse Left Twist (RLT)-—skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st in back loop, then purl the skipped st, then si both sts from needle together.

Reverse Right Twist (RRT)—There are two methods of working this twist, the preferred one given lirst. (1) Skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then p2 tog (the skipped st and the 2nd st) and si both sts from needle together. (2) Skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st and si both sts from needle together.

Rows 13 and 14—Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Knitted Sheepfold Cable

side panels: Sheepfold center panel: Medallion with Leaf side panels: Sheepfold center panel: Medallion with Leaf

Row 18—P6, LT, RT, k4, p2. Row 19—K2, p5, RRT, k7. Row 20—PG. RT, k6, p2. Row 21—K2, p7, RRT, k5. Row 22—P4, RT, k8, p2. Row 23— K2, p9, RRT, k3. Row 24—P2, RT, klO, p2.

Repeat Rows 1-24.

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