Cloverleaf Eyelet Cable Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Cloverleaf Eyelet Pattern has a lovely, openwork stitch pattern that twists like a cable.

However, the stitch pattern is created using only the usual yarnovers and decreases you expect to find in an eyelet pattern. In other words, it is a very easy pattern to knit.

Furthermore, the cable pattern can also be used to make a sophisticated looking ribbing that is extremely attractive.

In fact, you then need to work it on a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2. This gives you three stitches to work your cable over and 2 purl stitches between each rib.

Actually, this eyelet pattern lends itself really well to being combined with other openwork stitch patterns.

In addition, it will also make a stunning baby blanket, baby cocoon, or slumber sack.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 4 - Intermediate Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Cloverleaf Eyelet Cable Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                                     Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

yo                                                yarnover                                        Open Yarnover Increase

k2tog                                        knitting 2 stitches                     Basic Right-Slanting Decrease 

ssk                                             slip one, slip one                         Basic Left-Slanting Decrease
                                                     knit 2 together

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Panel of 7 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K2, p3, k2.

Row 2: P2, yo, s1, 1 – k2 tog – psso, yo, p2.

Row 3: K2, p3, k2.

Row 4: P2, k1, yo, ssk, p2.

Row 5: K2, p3, k2.

Row 6: P2, k3, p2.

Repeat rows 1-6 until the desired length is reached.

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