Ornate Openwork II

Ornate Openwork Stitch II

Knitted using the same pattern as the number one version, the Ornate Openwork II stitch pattern is the reverse side of the Ornate Openwork I. Even though it is technically the “wrong” side, this pattern is equally as attractive as its “right” side, offering an artistic design that looks similar to artwork of the art deco period. For optimal results, be sure to block the knitted work accordingly. 

Pattern

NOTE: this pattern is the reverse side of the Ornate Openwork I.

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): p1, *k3, p1; rep. From * to the end.
Row 2: k1, *p3, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: rep. Row 1.
Row 4: k1, *yo, p3tog, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: p2, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 7: rep. Row 5.
Row 8: p2tog, yo, k1, yo, *p3tog, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2tog.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Knitting Abbreviations

yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.

p2tog (purl 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a purl stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now purled two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease (if you’re viewing it from the right side).

p3tog (purl 3 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first three stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a purl stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now purled two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease (if you’re viewing it from the right side).

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