This is such a fun and easy way to add some interest to your knitting!
While this does use a second color, you’re only ever working with a single color per row.
This row is worked in the CC. Your pattern will specify what yarn exactly is used if you have more than one CC.
Setup Step A (WS): Work to the Jelly Bean. Note that this is a WRONG SIDE row.
Step 1: Knit 3. Just a regular knit 3.
Step 2: Slip 3rd st over first 2 sts. Then, slip 2nd st over the 1st (1 st rem; 2 sts decreased)
As you can see, the Jelly Bean DOES decrease that area by 2 sts. The pattern will account for that. Typically, you’ll increase those 2 sts on the row before it.
Although the Jellybean Rows DO have both colors showing in them, you’re only working with one color at a time. The magic happens because you slip the stitches between the Jellybeans.
Practice makes perfect
If you’re at all unsure, make sure to give this a go on a swatch first. It’s an easy stitch and adds great interest. But, with the two colors, it also draws the eye to it. You don’t want this row to look “wrong”.
Make the swatch this way
Row 1 (a simplified Row 7): attach CC, and with CC k2, *sl 2 wyib pwise (these 2 slipped sts are MC from previous row), kyok twice; repeat from * to last 4 sts, sl 2 wyib pwise, k2.
Row 2 (a simplified Row 8): k2, *sl2 wyif pwise, JB x 2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, sl2 wyif pwise, k2.
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