This pattern is very simple with just a four row repeat, but creates a very dramatic effect. It also works well for any weight yarn or even doubling yarn for a quick and thick throw. The horizontal and diagonal lines make it look like a boardwalk, such as Coney Island. The pattern is actually rippled throughout, but it is only really visible on the lower and upper edges.
This is not designed as a reversible pattern, but the back side is attractive enough that a single column of the pattern makes an excellent scarf. Two or three repeats can make a table runner or shawl.
|For sample pictures front and back in different yarn weights with guides for finished widths, amounts of yarn and numbers of cast on stitches, see these pages for yarn weight|
The following chart gives gauge and needle size information for the various yarn weights.
|Yarn Weight||Needle Size – US||Needle Size – Metric||Gauge – stitches in 4 inches||Gauge – rows in 4 inches|
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip slip knit: Slip two knit-wise. Insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
km1 = knit-make one: Move yarn to back. With left needle pick up thread between last and next stitch inserting front to back. With right needle knit back loop.
pm1 = purl-make one: Move yarn to front. With left needle pick up thread between last and next stitch inserting front to back. With right needle purl back loop.
ws = wrong side
Cast on a multiple of 24 stitches. The directions for each row should be repeated across the row.
Row 1 (WS): K3, (k1, p1) three times, k6, (p1, k1) three times, k3
Row 2: K3, km1, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2tog, k4, ssk, (p1, k1) twice, p1, km1, k3
Row 3: K3, (p1, k1) three times, k6, (k1, p1) three times, k3
Row 4: K3, pm1, (k1, p1) twice, k1, k2tog, k4, ssk, (k1, p1) twice, k1, pm1, k3
Row 5: P3, (k1, p1) three times, p6, (p1, k1) three times, p3
Repeat rows 2-5 to desired length. Then do rows 2 through 4 and 1 (cast off on this row).