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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fragments Clue 10

Hi Friends- how did lace knitting 2.0 go?  I hope it was easier this time :)

Today's clue has a double increase (increase twice into the same stitch) and then a double decrease (decrease two stitches at once) that you may not have knit before.  There's a bunch of pictures to help you through it.

[K1, yo, K1 into the same stitch]
Knit one stitch and don't slip it off the needle...
Yarn over the needle and don't slip it off the needle...
Knit again into the same stitch. Remove it from the needle.

You've just turned one stitch into three (increased two stitches).
Slip your right hand needle into the next 3 stitches
Purl them together!
All Done :)
You've just decreased two stitches (gone from three to one stitch).

Pattern Notes:
If it helps to know...
You'll start this pattern with 48 stitches.  Rows 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 12 will have 48 sts.
In rows 3, 4, 5 you will be increasing 14 stitches (two per pattern repeat) to 62 sts.
In rows 9, 10, 11 will be increasing 12 (also two per pattern repeat) to 60 sts.

Row 1: K3 *purl across* K3
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K3 * P3, [K1, yo, K1 into the same stitch], P2* repeat from * across to the last 3sts K3
Row 4: K3 *K2, P3, K3* repeat from * across to the last 3sts K3
Row 5: K3 *P3, K3, P2* repeat from * across to the last 3sts K3
Row 6: K3 *K2, P3tog, K3* repeat from * across to the last 3sts K3
Row 7: K3 *Purl across* K3
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K3, P1* P5, [K1, yo, K1 into the same stitch]* repeat from * across to last 8sts P5, K3
Row 10: K3 *K5, P3* repeat from * across to the last 9sts K9
Row 11: K3, P1 *P5, K3* repeat to the end of the row
Row 12: K8* P3tog, K5* repeat to the last 4sts K4

Knit the pattern rows 1-12 and then repeat rows 1-7 (19 rows).

Knit 3 rows

Good luck, be patient, and have fun!
~Happy Knitting~


  1. Replies
    1. It's a wee bit challenging, but a really neat stitch!

  2. My comment for this is commented on Fragment 11 - oops! All new to me (this electronic stuff - getting more practice day by day) Skeath

  3. I wasn't sure about this stitch after reading directions. But after pictures & sitting down to do it, I remembered had done it before. Turned out nice!!