Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Size: 30" circumference x 8" high
Gauge: 1 repeat of *K3, P2, P3 tog, P2, K3* = 2"
Abbreviations: K- knit; P- purl; P3 tog- purl 3 stitches together to decrease by 2, RS- right side (outside of garment); WS- wrong side (underside of garment); yo- yarn over
Cast on 168 sts and join, taking care not to twist sts.Work 1 round seed st (K1, P1).
Note: On the rows requiring placement of a new marker, remove the original marker when proceeding with the next round.
Round 1: *K3, P2, P3 tog, P2, K3, yo, K1, yo.*
Round 2: K3, *P5, K9* all around, ending last repeat K 5, put on new marker.
Round 3: *K4 (removing first marker), P1, P3 tog, P1, K4, yo, K1, yo.*
Round 4: K4, *P3, K11* ending last repeat K 6, put on new marker.
Round 5: *K5, P3 tog, K5, yo, K1, yo.*
Round 6: K5, *P1, K13* end last repeat K 7, put on new marker.
Repeat these 6 rounds six times. Begin decreasing as follows:
Round 1: *K1, ssk, P2, P3 tog, P2, K2 tog, K1, yo, K1, yo.*
Round 2: K2, *P5, K7*, end last repeat K to 1 st before marker, put on new marker.
Round 3: *K3, P1, P3 tog, P1, K3, yo, K1, yo.*
Round 4: K3, *P3, K9* ending last repeat K5, place new marker.
Round 5: K4, P3tog, K4, yo, K1, yo,* end K5.
Round 6-7: Knit all around.
Round 8: Purl
Round 9-10: Knit
Bind off loosely.
Note: Recommended Bind-Off Method: K2tog Bind-Off (also called the Decrease Bind-Off). This will produce an elastic edge.
Soak completely in luke-warm water and pin flat to block.