The samples I have been working on this week are the pretty Pillar & Web pattern and the eyelet band Garland Pattern, both taken from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.
Pillar & Web
This pattern is unusual as it is worked using 2 different needle sizes, one needle being 4 sizes than the other! It is worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 2.
The sample shown is worked over 38 sts, using a 4mm and a 6mm needle.
Rows 1 (WS): With the large needle, knit
Row 2: With the smaller needle, k1 [*skip the next 3 sts and purl the 4th st, drawing it off the needle over the 3 skipped sts* repeat this step 3 times, purl the 3 skipped sts] 6 times, k1
Repeat rows 1 and 2
The reverse side of this pattern is also very pretty.
Worked over a multiple of 7 sts
The sample shown is worked over 35 sts.
Rows 1 – 4: Knit
Row 5 (WS): Purl
Rows 6, 7, 8 and 9: Knit
Row 10: [K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1] 5 times
Row 11: [P2tog-tbl, yo, p3, yo, p2tog] 5 times
Row 12: [K1, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1] 5 times
Row 13: [P1, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog-tbl, yo, p1] 5 times
Row 14: [K2, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2] 5 times
Rows 15, 16, 17 and 18: Knit
Row 19: Purl
Row 20: Knit
Repeat rows 5 – 20
p – Purl
k2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise)
ssk – Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together
P2tog-tbl – Purl 2 stitches together through the back loops
p2tog – Purl 2 stitches together
sl1-k2tog-psso – Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (2 sts decreased)
Happy knitting! x