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Checkerboard Bow Stitch Pattern

May 30th, 2018

Hey Knitters,

This novelty stitch is knitted in multiples of 16 + 9 stitches. However, to work a 4 repeat pattern, multiply 4 x 16 then adds 9 additional stitches. This pattern is also worked with a triple yarn over the knitting needle. To complete this stitch wrap the yarn around the needle clockwise 3 times until the yarn is returned to the back of the garment in a knitting position.

Work a 4 x 4 test swatch to familiarize yourself with the stitch. Use any size knitting needles you desire.

Checkerboard Pattern

Cast on the desired number of stitches.

Row 1:  Start on the right side of your garment and knit across to the end.

Row 2: knit 4 stitches, * work a triple yo (triple yarn over), knit 1, triple yo, knit 15 then repeat from * ending the last repeat with a knit 4.

Row 3: knit 4, * drop 3 yos, knit 1, drop 3 yos repeat from * ending the last repeat with a knit 4.

Create Pattern Bows

Insert your empty needle into the 2 of loops then pull up on the needle to take out the slack between and on each side of the 2 loops. Remove the empty needle and tie the loops together to form a firm square knot.

Rows 4 and 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 5 and 7: repeat row3.

Row 8 and 9: knit across to end.

Row 10: knit 12 stitches, *work a triple yo, knit 1, triple yo, and knit 15 stitches the repeat from *ending the last repeat knit 12 stitches.

Row 11: knit 12 stitches, * drop 3 yos, knit 1, drop 3 yos then knit stitches repeat from * ending last repeat with knit 12. Tie all bows to form a firm square knot.

Row 12 and 14 repeat row 10.

Row 13 and 15 repeat row 11.

Row 16: knit across row.

Repeat rows: 1 to 16

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