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How to knit decorative circles pattern

classic decorative circles knitting pattern

Yarn - Red Heart worsted 4
Needles - US 3 (3.25 mm)
Complexity - Easy

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Decorative circles knitting pattern
Step-by-step knitting instructions
1. Cast on 20 stitches
2. 1st row – knit (k) all stitches to end
3. 2nd row – purl (p) 20 stitches to end
4. 3rd row – (right side) skip 1, k7, k2tog, yarn forward (yf)*, pick up a stitch (ps), k2tog,k8
5. 4th row – skip 1, p6, twist & purl two together (p2tog)**, yarn round needle (yrn), p2, yrn, p2tog, p7
6. 5th row – skip 1, k5, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yf, ps, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k6
7. 6th row – skip 1, p4, tp2tog, yrn, tp2tog, yf, k1, p1, yrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, p5
8. 7th row – skip1, k3, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yf, k1, p1, k1, p1, yf, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k4
9. 8th row – skip 1, p3, skip1***, p1, skip 1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, skip 1, p1, skip1, p4
10. 9th row – skip 1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k5
10th, 12th, 14th rows = 8th row
11th, 13th rows = 9th row
11. 15th row – skip 1, k3, yf, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yf, k4
12. 16th row – skip 1, p4, yrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, k1, p1, tp2tog, yrn, tp2tog, yrn, p5
13. 17th row – skip 1, k5, yf, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yf, k6
14. 18th row – skip1, p6, yrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, tp2tog, yrn, p7
15. 19th row – skip1, k7, yf, k2tog, k2tog, yf, k8
16. 20th row – skip 1, p8, yrn, tp2tog, p9
17. Repeat steps 3 – 20
*yf and yrn – to maintain the same number of stitches regardless of knitting some stitches together, you should make additional stitches to replace the lost ones. Yf stitch goes before a knit stitch, and yrn must be made before a purl st.
**t&p2tog – it is necessary to twist two stitches on the wrong side to direct the stitches on the right side of the pattern in desired direction.
***skip1 – you need to skip a purl stitch on the wrong side in order to make the knit stitch on the right side look bigger than other knit stitches.


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