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May ’18 stitch of the month: Tunnel Lace

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YOU WILL NEED

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

ABBREVIATIONS

k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yon = yarn over needle; yrn = yarn around needle

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

The yarn over needle (yon) and yarn around needle (yrn) both serve the same purpose – to make a stitch to correspond with the stitch(es) that is(are) lost when working stitches together.  They are just worked slightly differently dependent on where they are placed in the pattern and what stitch follows:

Yarn over needle (yon) = is worked after a purl stitch before the next knit stitch. As the working yarn is already in front of the work from working a purl stitch, take yarn to back of work, then wrap the needle again, thus having a loop over the needle and the working yarn again at back of work.

Yarn around needle (yrn) = is worked after a knit stitch before the next purl stitch. As the yarn is already at back of the work from working a knit stitch, bring yarn to front of work, then wrap the needle again, thus having a loop around the needle and the working yarn again in front of work. *Note*: On following rows you will need to work into the back loop of the yon to make the eyelet hole.

Multiple of 3sts + 2sts:

NOTE: Stitches should only be counted after 4th row of pattern

1st row: RSF, p2, *yon, k1, yrn, p2, rep from * to end.

2nd row: K2, (p3, k2) to end.

3rd row: P2, (k3, p2) to end.

4th row: K2, (p3tog, k2) to end.

Rep these 4 rows.

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