|Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 10.5 needles, Knitter's Pride Cubics|
I so love this stitch! While I wouldn't say it is hard, it is a little tricky - purling 5 together! You can make this part a bit easier by working the preceding rows a bit more loosely than you normally would, use needles with pointy tips, give the stitches a little wiggle once the needle is through them, and use a wool yarn. Wool has a bit of spring to it, and will give slightly as you knit. You can use any yarn you like of course, but wool can be a tad easier to manipulate 5 stitches at a time. This stitch also has super sloppy sides. I would recommend adding several stitches along the sides for a border to neaten it up. The bottom makes a pretty edge as you can see in the picture.
Cast on a multiple of 6 + 2
Row 1 (WS): K1 *P5tog, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) into next stitch* end K1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1 *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) into next stitch, P5tog* end K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit all stitches, wrapping yarn around needle 3 times for each stitch
Row 6: Purl all stitches, dropping the extra wraps
Repeat these six rows for the pattern
Here is the video. Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!