With 2-ply (lace weight) wool and No.14 (2mm) needles cast on 30 sts.
1st Row: Knit 4, purl 18, * (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, knit 2
2nd Row: Knit 27, turn
3rd Row: Purl 19, Repeat from * of 1st row
4th Row: Knit 28, turn
5th Row: Knit 20, Repeat from * of 1st row
6th Row: Knit 7, purl 22, turn
7th Row: Knit 1, (yo, k2tog) Repeat until last 2 sts, yo, knit 2
8th Row: Knit 7, purl 23, k4
9th Row: Knit
10th Row: Cast off 4. Knit to end.
Repeat these 10 rows for length required.
This pattern is in the public domain. These instructions are based on those from Handycrafts Magazine, series A2. c 1962. This digital version Copyright © April 1st 1999 Sarah Bradberry