Cst on 44 sts. – Cast on 44 stitches (so far so good)
-Base: Knit 4 rows all knitting – Knit 4 Rows Garter Stitch (Good, good. I’m following you).
*Begin Pattern – Begin Pattern (ok, so I’m feeling like a bit of a smart ass here, you’ll see why)
R1-k2sts,k1st, marry k2sts through,k1sts. – Row 1: K2, K1 *K2tog* continue till last st., K1. (The “marrying” of two stitches came down to some sort of combination stitch so that wasn’t too painful, only slightly complexing)
R2-k1sts, kbottom up but NOT below through, k1sts – Row 2: K1, *K into strand between* continue till end, K1 (It took a stitch dictionary to figure out that knitting from the “bottom but NOT below” had to mean that something was going on in the middle. There was a bit of frogging going on in this pattern before I gave up and used the book, but it was worth it)
R3k – Row 3: Knit
R4 Frontknit – Row 4: Purl (What is front knitting? Well, as she was taught you pulled the yarn “close to your heart” and knitting toward the body. This I found in her own personal notes on a pair of gloves that she knitted in 1972).
♥ The Simplified Pattern ♥
- Cast on 44 stitches
- Knit 4 Rows Garter Stitch
- Row 1: K2, K1 *K2tog* continue till last st., K1.
- Row 2: K1, *K into strand between* continue till end, K1
- Row 3: Knit
- Row 4: Purl
- Continue in this fashion until desired length
- Knit 4 rows of Garter Stitch
- Bind off loosely.