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The stitch pattern I used here is "Branched Eyelet Panel" from Anne Matthews' "Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches", David and Charles, 1984.

MATERIALS:

Thread and needles of your choice. I used #12 Pearl cotton and 1.75 mm/ UK 15/ US 00 needles.

FINISHED SIZE:

Depends on thread used - mine had a blocked width of about 5 cm/ 2 inches. Length depends on no. of pattern repeats.

ABBREVIATIONS:

K = knit
K2BL = knit 2 together through the back loops
K2TOG = knit 2 together
K3TOG = knit 3 together
YO = yarn over
P = purl
SKP2 = slip 2 stitches singly as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over
SSKP = slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass slipped stitches over

Cast on 21 stitches and work 5 rows knit and 1 row purl, then start pattern:

Row 1: K3, YO, K4, K2TOG, YO, SSKP, YO, K2BL, K4, YO, K3

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14: K3, P15, K3

Row 3: K4, YO, K2, K3TOG, YO, K3, YO, SKP2, K2, YO, K4

Row 5: K5, YO, K1, K2TOG, YO, K1, SSKP, K1, YO, K2BL, K1, YO, K5

Row 7: K6, YO, K2TOG, YO, K1, SSKP, K1, YO, K2BL, YO, K6

Row 9: K4, K2TOG, YO, K1, YO, K2, SSKP, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2BL, K4

Row 11: K3, K2TOG, YO, K3, YO, K1, SSKP, K1, YO, K3, YO, K2BL, K3

Row 13: K2, K2TOG, YO, K5, YO, SSKP, YO, K5, YO, K2BL, K2


Repeat these 14 rows as many times as wanted, then do the pointed end like this:

Row 1: K3, YO, K4, K2TOG, YO, SSKP, YO, K2BL, K4, YO, K3

Row 2: K3, P13, K3

Row 3: K2, K2BL, YO, K2, K3TOG, YO, K3, YO, SKP2, K2, YO, K2TOG, K2

Row 4: K3, P13, K3

Row 5: K2, K2BL, YO, K1, K2TOG, YO, K1, SSKP, K1, YO, K2BL, K1, YO, K2TOG, K2

Row 6: K3, P11, K3

Row 7: K2, K2BL, YO, K2TOG, YO, K1, SSKP, K1, YO, K2BL, YO, K2TOG, K2

Row 8: K3, P9, K3

Row 9: K2, K2BL, YO, K2, SSKP, K2, YO, K2TOG, K2

Row 10: K3, P7, K3

Row 11: K2, K2BL, YO, K1, SSKP, K1, YO, K2TOG, K2

Row 12: K3, P5, K3

Row 13: K2, K2BL, YO, SSKP, YO, K2TOG, K2

Row 14: K3, P3, K3

Row 15: K3, YO, SSKP, YO, K3

Row 16: K3, P3, K3

Row 17: K3, SSKP, K3

Row 18: K

Row 19: K2, SSKP, K2

Row 20: K

Row 21: K1, SSKP, K1

Row 22: SSKP, cut thread and pull through stitch.


Weave in ends (if you attach a tassel like I did you only need to do this with the end at the cast-on), dampen and stretch/block. Because pearl cotton is quite soft, I used a bit of spray starch on mine.

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