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June ’19 stitch of the month: Asters

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YOU WILL NEED

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

ABBREVIATIONS

k = knit; p = purl; pw = purlwise; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch(es); yrn = yarn around needle

SPECIAL STITCH

Aster = slip next 5sts to right hand needle dropping extra loops, slip these 5sts back to left hand needle and work (p1, yrn, p1, yrn, p1) into all 5sts together

A= Yellow

B= Grey

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Multiple of 6sts + 1 st

*We worked a few rows of garter stitch which are not included in the instructions below*

1st row: RSF, using A, sl1pw, *k5-wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, sl1pw, rep from * to end.

2nd row: Using A, sl1pw (make aster, sl1pw) to end.

3rd row: Using B, k.

4th row: Using B, k.

5th row: Using A, sl4pw, *k5-wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, sl1pw, rep from * to last 3sts, sl3pw.

6th row: Using A, sl4pw, (make aster, sl1pw) to last 3sts, sl3pw.

7th row: Using B, k.

8th row: Using B, k.

Rep these 8 rows.

 

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