The 2017 stitch pattern had me thinking about stitch patterns with three row repeats. There are some out there, but I don’t know why there’s not more. Anyway, here’s a stitch pattern I thought of because of 2017. It’s entirely possible that I’m not the first to come up with it.
It’s reversible, geometric, and it won’t curl because it’s got a garter stitch base to it. It should work well with some variegated yarn because of that. Added selvedges are unnecessary.
- This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object.
- I’ve shown two repeats in the chart, but if knitting flat, the second repeat is the same as the first three rows, just flipped over.
- Three row mesh is a multiple of 4 stitches and 3 rows.
- I’ve made a stitch map for it.
- Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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- k: knit.
- k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
- p: purl.
- ssk: slip each of the next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning decrease)
- yo: yarnover.
Row 1: *k2tog, yo x 2, ssk; work from *.
Row 2: *k1, (k1, p1) in double yo, k1; work from *.
Row 3: knit.
Repeat as desired. There is no row 4.
4 thoughts on “Three row mesh: a free knitting stitch pattern”
Oooo, another maybe quick & easy mesh for curtain possibilities!
I was just thinking I needed a pattern like this for a sub call.