Great Study of How Decreases and YOs Impact the Shape
See how the swatch goes out to one side and then the other? It goes out because there are YOs on that side AND the decreases are spaced out from the YOs.
I Learn SO MUCH from a Swatch
I was concerned that I’d be able to see the Knit stitches that were next to a Purl because it was a lot bigger.
But, I was happy to see that this wasn’t the case! If I was planning to make a full FO, I’d be confidant that I’d get a nice result!
It was also good for me to work up the swatch because I learned the stitch pattern and other things become more intuitive for me. I never would have known that if I didn’t swatch first.
Row 1 (RS): P1, k10, p1. (12 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, p10, k1.
Row 3: Repeat row 1.
Row 5: P1, (k1, yo) × 3, k1, ssk × 3, p1.
Row 7: P1, k2, (yo, k1) × 2, yo, ssk × 3, p1.
Row 9: Repeat row 5.
Row 11: Repeat row 7.
Row 13: Repeat row 5.
Row 15: Repeat row 1.
Row 17: Repeat row 1.
Row 19: P1, k2tog × 3, (k1, yo) × 3, k1, p1.
Row 21: P1, k2tog × 3, k2, (yo, k1) × 2, yo, p1.
Row 23: Repeat row 19.
Row 25: Repeat row 21.
Row 27: Repeat row 19.
Row 28: Repeat row 2.
About the Instructor: 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).