This beautiful stitch pattern is suitable for wherever a soft fabric with excellent drape is required. Paired with Eco-Fusion (a bamboo-cotton blend), this simple eyelet pattern will pop. (For stockists, click here)
If you want to be adventurous, try this stitch pattern with 4.50mm needles. This will create a very stretchy fabric, with larger eyelets and fabulous drape.
The sample was done over 27 sts, with Eco-Fusion in Bessy and 3.50mm needles.
Recommended needle size: 3.50mm
Stitch count: 8 + 3 (your total stitch count should be divisible by 8, then add 3)
- As a decorative border on pullovers, cardigans
- As a decorative border on baby dresses
- Baby blanket
- k – knit
- k2tog – knit two together
- m1 – make 1
- p – purl
- rep – repeat
- st – stitch
Cast on the required number of stitches.
Row 1: k3, *m1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, m1, k3*, rep from * to end.
Row 2: P.
Row 3: k4, *with right needle, lift the 3rd st on the left needle over the 1st and 2nd st, k1, m1, k6*, rep from * to end, ending the last rep with k5, instead of k6.
Row 4: P
Row 5: K
Row 6: P
Row 7: k7, *m1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, m1, k3*, rep from * to end, ending the last rep with k7, instead of k3.
Row 8: P
Row 9: k8, *with right needle, lift the 3rd st on the left needle over the 1st and 2nd st, k1, m1, k6*, rep from * to end, ending the last rep with k9, instead of k6.
Row 10: P
Row 11: K
Row 12: P
The above 12 rows form the stitch pattern, simply keep repeating row 1 – 12.