This design is dedicated to my Grandma who taught me to knit before I started school. She was one of those knitters that barely needed to look at a pattern, Aran jumpers were knitted in the blink of an eye, while watching TV at the same time!
I deeply regret not tapping into my Grandma’s knitting wisdom when she was alive, she had so much to teach me. When I’m sat designing new patterns I like to think that maybe she looking down on me, and hope she’s happy with my progress so far.
And for those who may be curious about the name of the pattern, my Grandma’s name was Iris 🙂
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
psso – pass slipped stitch over
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
s2kpo – sl 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pass both sl sts over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
Cast on multiples of 8 sts + 2 sts.
Row 1: K1 *k2, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kpo, yo, k1* to last st, k1.
Row 2 (And all even rows): Purl.
Row 3: K1 *k1, yo, k2tog, k3, skpo, yo* to last st, k1.
Row 5: *skpo, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1* to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: K1 *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k1* to last st, k1.
Row 9: K1 *yo, s2kpo, yo, k3, yo, k2tog* to last st, k1.
Row 11: K1 *yo, skpo, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1* to last st, k1.
Row 13: K1 *yo, skpo, k1, skpo, yo, k3* to last st, k1.
Row 15: K1 *k1, yo, skpo, k3, k2tog, yo* to last st, k1.
Row 16: Purl.
These 16 rows form the pattern.
© Shana Rae 2016
Edit 15th Oct 2016: Row 13 amended