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October ’18 stitch of the month: Spooky 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

SKPO = slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over

st(s) = stitch(es)

tbl = through back of loop

tog = together

yfd = yarn forward

yrn = yarn around needle

 

STITCH EXPLANATION

The yarn forward (yfd) 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 a k2tog or a SKPO.  They are just worked slightly differently dependent on where they are placed in the pattern and what stitch follows:

Yarn forward (yfd) = is worked after a knit stitch before the next knit stitch. As the working yarn is already at the back of the work from working a knit stitch, bring yarn to front of work, then work next stitch as stated.

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.

 

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Stitches are lost while working rows 1-6. Only count stitches after 7th row has been completed.

We have included 3 moss stitches at each edge but these are NOT INCLUDED in the instructions below.

Multiple of 14sts + 2sts

1st row: RSF, p2, *k4, k2tog, (yfd) twice, SKPO, k4, p2, rep from * to end.

2nd row: K2, *p3, p2tog tbl, drop yfd loops, (yrn) twice, p2tog, p3, k2, rep from * to end.

3rd row: P2, *k2, k2tog, drop yrn loops, (yfd) twice, SKPO, k2, p2, rep from * to end.

4th row: K2, *p1, p2tog tbl, drop yfd loops, (yrn) twice, p2tog, p1, k2, rep from * to end.

5th row: P2, *k2tog, drop yrn loops, (yfd) twice, SKPO, p2, rep from * to end.

6th row: K2, *p1, drop yfd loops, (yrn) 4 times, (p1, k1) under all dropped loops, bring yarn to front of work, (yrn) 4 times, p1, k2, rep from * to end.

7th row: P2, *k1, k into the back of each 4 yrn loops, k2, k into the back of each 4 yrn loops, k1, p2, rep from * to end.

8th row: K2, (p12, k2) to end.

9th row: P2, (k12, p2) to end.

10th row: As 8th row.

Rep these 10 rows.

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