Narrow Vandyke Edging

Narrow vandyke edging from Cornelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting

From Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee. Original text at Project Gutenberg.

Original Pattern

Pins No. 21, and linen thread No. 9. Cast on 8 stitches.

First row:—Knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.

Second row:—Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together.

Third row:—Make 1, knit 1, knit the first half of next stitch, seam the other half, knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.

Fourth row:—Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Fifth row:—Make 1, knit 6, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.

Sixth row:—Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, pass the thread twice round the pin, knit 2 together, pass the
thread twice round, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped one over, knit 1.

Seventh row:—Knit 2, knit the first half of next stitch, seam the other half, knit 1, knit first half of next stitch, seam the other half, knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together.

Eighth row:—Slip 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 7. Cast off 5 stitches, and repeat from first row.

Updated Version

Abbreviations

k = knit
yo = yarn over (bring yarn forward between the needles and to back over right needle)
k2tog = knit two together
s = slip stitch
w2 = wrap yarn twice around right needle
kpws = knit and purl the wrapped stitches
psso = pass slipped stitch over

Cast on 8 stitches.

Row 1: K4, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 2: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, w2, k2tog.

Row 3: Yo, k1, kpws, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 4: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, k4.

Row 5: Yo, k6, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 6: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, w2, k2tog, w2, s1, k1, psso, k1.

Row 7: K2, kpws, k1, kpws, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 8: S1, k3, yo, k2tog, k7. Turn, bind off 5.

Repeat rows 1-8 for desired length.

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