With the I-cord piece completed and resting on a stitch holder, it is time to make our third and final strip of the pattern.
Part 3 brings us a gorgeously simple pattern known as the Rosette Stitch. Keeping true to this KAL’s theme, the Rosette Stitch is quick to memorize and fun to work. Every right side row is worked in all knit (Rows 1 and 3). On the wrong side rows, two stitches are purled together and then knit together before being removed from the left hand needle. This technique maintains the original stitch count while leaving a pretty rose on the right side of the work. In Row 2, all of the stitches are worked in the Rosette Stitch. Row 4 begins and ends with a single purl stitch working the rosettes in between to stagger the design. See Rosette Stitch Video
Today’s clue is worked over 16 stitches that once again follow the Provisional Cast On. Work a few rows of this pattern and you will agree that the Rosette Stitch is a true American beauty. The Rosette Stitch may be worked over any multiple of even numbered stitches making it a great pattern for many yarns. Maybe this will become your new “Go To” pattern!
Once this third strip measures 27”, cut the working yarn leaving an 18” tail and place the stitches onto a stitch holder.
Part 4 brings us the finishing steps where the mystery will finally be revealed!
Part Three – American Beauty
k2tog – knit two together. See K2tog Video
p2tog – purl two together. See P2tog Video
With straight or circular needle and waste yarn, cast on 16 stitches using Provisional Cast On. See Provisional Cast On Video
Row 1. (Right Side) Knit.
Row 2. *P2tog leaving the stitches on left hand needle, k2tog these same stitches and remove from left hand needle; repeat from * to end of row. See Rosette Stitch Video
Row 3. Knit.
Row 4. P1, *P2tog leaving the stitches on left hand needle, k2tog these same stitches and remove from left hand needle; repeat from * to last stitch, p1.
Work above 4 rows until piece measures 27”. DO NOT bind off! Cut yarn leaving an 18” tail. Place stitches on a stitch holder.
Next week’s clue brings us the finishing step with new techniques and videos. Happy knitting!