This stitch is easy but very effective. I used it to make a cowl.
For this i used knit picks Andean silk and #10US needles. (6mm)
I used a provisional cast on so that i could join the two ends together.
The finished result was 12" high and i knitted it to be 26" wide
Cast on 50 sts
Knit 4 rows in 1st color (in my case this was the taupe)
(start pattern changing to color 2, in my case the red)
slip 1st 3 sts
*Knit in 2nd color until last 3 sts (leave these on left needle)
turn and purl to last 3 sts, turn*
repeat * to * (you have knitted 4 rows)
Change to 1st color
knit the 1st 3 slipped stitches
drop the 5th stitch until you reach the stitch in 1st color
put the right hand needle into the stitch in 1st color
pass needle under the dropped stitches and knit it*
Keep on for * to * in this way until last 3 stitches and knit these
Turn and knit
Knit two more rows.
Change to 2nd colour
and continue as in (1)
This is the pattern!
the 1st and last 3 sts will always be in the 1st color to create the edge. Unlike most pattern, KNIT the 1st stitch dont slip it.
below see how the back of the work is - very neat!
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