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Rose Leaf Edging

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Knitted rose leaf and check patterned edging
The sample was knit with size 10 perle cotton and 2.25mm needles and measures 9 cm/3½” wide

Pattern

In Words

Cast on 30 sts and knit 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): k2, yo, p2tog, k6, Pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th st on the LHN over the first stitch and off the needle, (yo) twice, k2, yo, p2tog, k1, (yo) twice, k2tog, k7, yo, p2tog

Row 2 (WS): yo, p2tog, k8, (k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k1, yo, p2tog, k2, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k6, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 3: k2, yo, p2tog, k12, yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog

Row 4: yo, p2tog, k11, yo, p2tog, k6, Pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th st on the LHN over the first stitch and off the needle, (yo) twice, k2, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 5: k2, yo, p2tog, k2, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k6, yo, p2tog, k1, [(yo) twice, k2tog] two times, k6, yo, p2tog

Row 6: yo, p2tog, k7, [(k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k1] twice, yo, p2tog, k12, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 7: k2, yo, p2tog, k6, Pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th st on the LHN over the first stitch and off the needle, (yo) twice, k2, yo, p2tog, k13, yo, p2tog

Row 8: yo, p2tog, k13, yo, p2tog, k2, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k6, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 9: k2, yo, p2tog, k12, yo, p2tog, k1, [(yo) twice, k2tog] three times, k1, Pass rem 7 sts over last stitch knit and return it to the RHN

Row 10: yo, k2, [(k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k1] three times, yo, p2tog, k6, Pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th st on the LHN over the first stitch and off the needle, (yo) twice, k2, yo, p2tog, k2

Row 11: k2, yo, p2tog, k2, (k1, p1, k1, p1) into double yo made on previous row, k6, yo, p2tog, k10, yo, p2tog

Row 12: (k12, yo, p2tog) twice, k2

These 12 rows form the pattern. Repeat for desired length.

Chart

Cast on 30 sts and knit 1 row.

Note: Some double yarn overs are made into 2sts on the following row and some are made into 4sts. Keep a close eye on the chart to make sure you end up with the correct number of stitches.

Chart for knitting rose leaf edging

These 12 rows form the pattern. Repeat for desired length.


The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain. However, this modernised version, all charts and photographs are copyright Sarah Bradberry, August 15th 2014. All rights reserved.

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