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This Hourglass Eyelet Pattern is a delightful eyelet pattern with a 3D effect.
In fact, the meandering raised ridges leave a pattern that looks a bit like a series of hourglasses stacked on top of each other.
Actually, the stitch pattern is created by repeating just 8 rows, making it an easy stitch pattern to knit.
Furthermore, the reverse side also has an interesting pattern. Some people claim they can see baby elephants in the pattern, but in my book, the jury is still out on that one…
Either way, this is a great pattern for baby blankets as well as baby jackets.
As the pattern on the reverse side is quite nice, scarves will also look great with this eyelet stitch pattern.
In addition, it will also lend itself well to some summer tops. So, all in all, the Hourglass Eyelet Pattern is a really versatile stitch pattern.
Techniques Needed for Hourglass Eyelet 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)
Multiple of 6 sts plus 1.
Row 1 (RS): K6, *p1, k5; rep from *, end k1.
Row 2: K1, * p5, k1; rep from *.
Row 3: K1, * yo, ssk, p1, k2 tog, yo, k1, rep from *.
Row 4: K1, p2, * k1, p5; rep from * to last 4 sts, end k1, p2, k1.
Row 5: K3, * p1, k5; rep from *, end last repeat k3.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Row 7: K1, * k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from *, end last repeat k1 instead of p1.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.
Repeat rows 1-8.