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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.
Techniques Needed for Cloverleaf Eyelet Cable Pattern
Abbreviation Description Tutorial
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
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.