I used Knit Picks KnitPicks Heatherly Worsted (80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool) in the Sweetheart colorway and a US#8 (5.0 mm) needle.
This is an easy stitch pattern that knit up similarly to leaves.
The decreases either stack on top of each other or line up to make those pretty slants.
As you can see, my decreases had a YO next to them. That eyelet made my decreases a bit loose.
I have a few options for ways to avoid this.
- Work a BYO (backward yarn over) – I think this is the best option. The yarn over would take up less yarn, so the decrease wouldn’t have much yarn to “borrow” from it.
- Fix it in blocking – If I saw that problem after I had already knitted it, I’d pull that slack on the wrong side. But this is a slow and laborious process. It’s possible, but I’d never set out with that being the plan. And after it’s done, I’d do a full blocking to seal in the movements of the yarn.
The stitch scalloped strongly on the bottom and just a touch on the top. That’s because of where the stitch pattern started. I could have battled that by moving it up or down a half of a repeat.
Strawberry, written directions
Row 1 (RS): Ssk, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk. (25 sts)
Row 2 (WS): P2tog, (p3, yo) × 2, p3, p3tog, (p3, yo) × 2, p3, p2tog.
Row 3: Ssk, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk.
Row 4: P2tog, p1, yo, p7, yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, p7, yo, p1, p2tog.
Row 5: Ssk, yo, k9, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k9, yo, ssk.
Row 6: (P1, yo, p4, p3tog, p4, yo) × 2, p1.
Row 7: K2, yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, (k3, yo) × 2, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2.
Row 8: P3, yo, p2, p3tog, p2, yo, p5, yo, p2, p3tog, p2, yo, p3.
Row 9: K4, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k4.
Row 10: P5, yo, p3tog, yo, p9, yo, p3tog, yo, p5.
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).