|Sample knit with Rowan Kid Classic|
on US size 8 needles
I love this stitch!
I always encourage knitters, both new and old, to step outside their comfort zone. This is one of those stitches. It is challenging, but I wouldn't say hard. A bit tricky, yes. Hard, no.
Truly, it is not hard, but may take a little practice and extra effort if you aren't familiar with some of the steps. The one that might cause the most trouble is the purl 2 together through the back loop. If you can purl one through the back loop, you can do two. I have a separate video for that HERE, if you have never done it before. The other tricky bit is purling 3 together. If you can purl, you can purl two together, and if you can purl two together, you can do three! If you find it hard because you are a tight knitter, loosening up on the row prior will help, as will using a pointy tip needle.
Special Abbreviations in this stitch:
P2tog tbl = purl the next two stitches together through the back loop.
P3tog = purl the next three stitches together as if they were one
PSSO = pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just knit
Sl = slip the next stitch to the right needle without working it
Multiple of 7
Row 1 (RS): K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO *K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO*, Knit last stitch
Row 2: *P2tog tbl, YO, P3, YO, P2tog,*
Row 3: K1, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog, YO *K2, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog, YO *, Knit last stitch
Row 4: P2, YO, P3tog, YO *P4, YO, P3tog, YO*, Purl last 2 stitches
Repeat these four rows for the pattern.