The cloverleaf eyelet stitch pattern is just one of those stitch patterns that says feminine, dainty and pretty. I just love it.
When you want that added touch of femininity try this eyelet stitch pattern out.
I know it looks difficult right? OK it really isn't that bad. Think of it as a way to practice your two basic decreases, the K2tog and the SSK. And once you've done a couple of pattern repeats you'll find that the cloverleaf eyelet stitch is quite fun to knit.
This stitch pattern is very nostalgic for me. This is the very first stitch pattern I used so many years ago when I was just a child. You see I wanted to knit something for a friend.
I was nine years old at the time and my parents friends were going to have a baby. Well I just had to knit something for the baby so I made a whole set, sweater, bonnet and bootees. Wow, it was so cool and pretty too.
Just about anything I think. You can dress up a plain Stockinette stitch sweater or make hats, cowls, socks, blankets, handwarmers, dresses and oh.. can you imagine a lovely shawl?
Whatever you do decide on I'm sure it will look stunning.
This is a list of the skills required to make this stitch pattern and the knitting abbreviations combined:
K - knit
sl 1 – you simply slip one stitch as if to purl onto the right needle without working it
k2tog – knit 2 together
ssk – slip, slip, knit
yo – yarn over – Bring yarn to front of work just like when you do the purl stitch.
psso – pass slip stitch over – pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch on your right needle and over the tip of the needle. It's just like when you're binding off stitches
rep - repeat
WS - wrong side
Multiple of 8 sts + 7
If you'd like to try knitting a swatch you can cast on 15, 23 or 31 sts. I worked out the math for you.
Row 1: (WS) and all odd number rows, Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 4: K2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, * K5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, pass slip stitch over, yo, repeat from * to last 2 stitches K2
Row 6: K3, yo, ssk, *k6, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2
Row 8: Knit
Row 10: K1, *k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, rep from * to last 6 sts. K6
Row 12: K7, *yo, ssk, k6, repeat from * to end
These 12 rows make this lovely pattern.