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Mosaic Stitch

Stitch Pattern: Multiple of 10 + 7

Row 1 (right side): P3, *K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P3: rep from * to last 4 sts, K1, P3

Row 2: K3, *P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K3; rep from * to last 4 sts, P1, K3

Row 3: Rep row 1

Row 4: Rep row 2

Row 5:P2, *K1, P1, K1P3, K1, P3; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P1, K1, P2

Row 6: K2, *P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K3; rep from * to last 5 sts, P1, K1, P2, K2

Row 7: Rep row 5

Row 8: Rep ros 6

Rep these 8 rows.


Mock Wavy Cable Rib

Stitch Pattern: Multiple of 4 + 2

Row 1 (right side): P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end

Row 2 and every even row: K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end

Row 3: P2, *cross 2 back, P2; rep from * to end

Row 5: Rep row 1

Row 7: P2, *K2tog but do not slip off needle, then insert right- hand needle between these 2 sts and knit first st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, P2; rep from * to end.

Row *: Rep row 2

Rep these 8 rows.


Medallion Cable

I’ve done a cable similar to this for a purse and I thought it needed a little dressing up. The open medallions are just crying out for something pretty to be set into them. You can buy/make pretty round beads that you can set into that spot, run a thread through the holes top and bottom and stitch it right into place. It really dresses it up. You can go for sparkly with crystal beads or go eclectic with brightly colored beads, or really add some notice and use mirrored beads.

Stitch Pattern: Worked over 13 sts on a background of reverse St st.

Row 1 (right side): Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3 and 4: Rep rows 1 and 2

Row 5: Cable 6 front, K1, cable 6 back

Row 6: Rep row 2

Row 7: Rep row 1

Row 8-11: Rep rows 6 and 7 twice more

Row 12: Rep row 2

Row 13: Cable 6 back, K1, Cable 6 front

Row 14: Rep row 2

Row 15: Rep row 1

Row 16: Rep row 2

Rep these 16 rows.


3 thoughts on “M is for…

  1. I love what you’ve been doing! I bought a sort of knitting primer book that has instructions for lots of different patterns like you’ve been doing, but my problem is that I don’t know how many stitches to cast on.When it says “multiple of 4 plus 2” do you cast on 6 plus 6 plus 6, for three pattern repeats, or is it 4 plus 4 plus 4, then two at either end, or what? I never seem to have the right number of stitches left at the end of the row.

    • Hiya! Sorry for taking so long. I just got your comment. I’m not sure why. I think wordpress ate it for a short time. Anyway, you get a sneak preview of my “X is for…” page 😉 Here is an explanation of the + stuff.

      A lot of these patterns call for specific types of things to be done and it occurred to me that everyone might not understand those instructions. So this is my page for Xplaining. <see how I did that? lol)

      ** When a knitting stitch says "multiple of + add extra" what does that mean?**


      The pattern takes the multiples; the second border takes the + extra. For example, I'm working a cable pattern that takes a border of 2 sts in garter, p2, cable over 8, p2 for a total of 14 sts. If I make the item 1 pattern wide, or 14 sts, I still have to add 2 sts at the end of the row for the matching garter stitch border. If I make it 2 patterns wide, it's 14 for the first pattern, 14 for the second pattern, plus 2 stitches for the ending garter stitch border or a total of 30 sts. Three patterns wide, 14 + 14 + 14 + 2 = 44. Every time, no matter how many pattern repeats, I have to add those border stitches to the end.

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