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Knit with Aabhar – Checkerboard Leaf Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description


Checkerboard Leaf Stitch Pattern is a unique textured pattern with alternating squares of leaves and seed-like circles. Unlike most other leaf knitting patterns, this one is not a lace pattern with holes and eyelets. The pattern looks intricate and needs a little bit of skill to knit.

This Checkerboard Leaf Stitch Pattern is an excellent design for kids and adult cardigans as it creates a beautiful texture.

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Pattern Details


Skill Level
Advanced

Row Count
24

Pattern Repeat
Multiple of 14 + 7

Checkerboard Leaf Stitch Pattern Chart aabharcreations

Abbreviations


This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
kKnit
kyok(k1, yo, k1) – knit 1 without slipping off the stitch from the left needle, yarn over, then knit 1 again into the same stitch
k2togKnit 2 stitches together
pPurl
repRepeat
RSRight side
slSlip
st (s)Stitch (es)
wyifwith yarn in front
WSWrong side
Special stitch

ML: Make Leaf –

  1. Slip next 3 stitches off the left needle and hold them in front of the work
  2. Insert right needle into next 2 stitches on left needle one by one from right to left
  3. Insert left needle into the slipped stitches from left to right
  4. Insert the 2 stitches from right needle back on to left needle one by one from left to right
  5. Knit next 2 stitches
  6. Knit next 3 stitches together through back loop.

Pattern Instructions


CO Multiple of 14 + 7.

Row 1:(RS) – * [sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1] 3 times, sl 1 purlwise wyif, k2, kyok, k1, kyok, k2; rep from * to last 7 sts, [sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1] 3 times, sl 1 purlwise wyif.
Row 2:* [k2tog, p1] 3 times, k2tog, p2, sl 7 purlwise wyif, p2; rep from * to last 7 sts, [k2tog, p1] 3 times, k2tog.
Row 3:* [sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1] 3 times, sl 1 purlwise wyif, ML, k1, ML; rep from * to last 7 sts, [sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1] 3 times, sl 1 purlwise wyif.
Row 4:* [k2tog, p1] 3 times, k2tog, p7; rep from * to last 7 sts, [k2tog, p1] 3 times, k2tog.
Row 5:Rep Row 1.
Row 6:Rep Row 2.
Row 7:Rep Row 3.
Row 8:Rep Row 4.
Row 9:Rep Row 1.
Row 10:Rep Row 2.
Row 11:Rep Row 3.
Row 12:Rep Row 4.
Row 13:* k2, kyok, k1, kyok, k2, [sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1] 3 times, sl 1 purlwise wyif; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2, kyok, k1, kyok, k2.
Row 14:* p2, sl 7 purlwise wyif, p2, [k2tog, p1] 3 times, k2tog; rep from * to last 7 sts, p2, sl 7 purlwise wyif, p2.
Row 15:* ML, k1, ML, [sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1] 3 times, sl 1 purlwise wyif; rep from * to last 7 sts, ML, k1, ML.
Row 16:* p7, [k2tog, p1] 3 times, k2tog; rep from * to last 7 sts, p7.
Row 17:Rep Row 13.
Row 18:Rep Row 14.
Row 19:Rep Row 15.
Row 20:Rep Row 16.
Row 21:Rep Row 13.
Row 22:Rep Row 14.
Row 23:Rep Row 15.
Row 24:Rep Row 16.

Repeat this free knit pattern (24 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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