How to Knit Smocking

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Smocking

Materials

1 pair needles
1 cable needle

Cast on a number of sts divisible by 6 + 2

Sl means slip
Slip all stitches with yarn on the wrong side of the work.

1st Row (Wrong Side): P3, *k2, p4, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3

2nd Row: K3, sl 2, k4, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3

3rd Row: P3, *sl 2, p4, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3

4th Row: K1, *sl next 2 sts on spare needle and leave at back, k1, k 2 off the spare needle, sl next stitch on spare needle, and leave at front, k2, k1 off spare needle, repeat from * to last stitch, k1

5th Row: P6, * k2, p4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p6

6th Row: K6, sl 2, k4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k6

7th Row: P6, * sl 2, p4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p6

8th row: K4, * sl next 2 sts on spare needle and leave at back, k1, k 2 off spare needle, sl next stitch on spare needle and leave at front, k2, k 1 off spare needle, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4

Repeat these 8 rows to form pattern


This stitch pattern is in the public domain. These instructions are based on those from Handycrafts Magazine, series A2. c 1962. HTML version Copyright © March 31st 1999 Sarah Bradberry