This simple pattern was inspired by "Little Bow Twist" found in Barbara G. Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (School House Press, Edition 1998) page 283. Perfect for beach or lakeside knitting! It would also make a nice center panel on a sweater, as an alternative to honeycomb stitch. You could also reduce the number of rows between "twists".
My version can be used on a multiple of 24 +3 stitches. (This square used 51 stitches.) Blocking is required to compensate for drawing in of "twists".
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows = 1" in seed stitch
Finished dimensions of square: 12" x 12"
k = knit
p = purl
cn = cable needle
sl = slip as if to purl
Seed stitch: (odd # of stitches)
*k1, p1* repeat across row, end k1
Rows 1, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 31 (right side): *p3, k1* repeat across row, ending p3
All even rows (2 through 32): *k3, p1* repeat across row, ending k3
Rows 7, 11: *p3, sl next 4 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, then sl the 3 purl sts back to left-hand needle and purl them; then knit the lst st from cn* repeat across row, end p3
Rows 23, 27: p3 k1 *p3, sl next 4 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, then sl the 3 purl sts back to left-hand needle and purl them; then knit the last st from cn* repeat across row, end p3, k1, p3
Cast on 61 stitches. Work in seed stitch for 7 rows. Keeping first and last 5 sts in seed stitch pattern, work 32 rows of pattern stitch two times. Work in seed stitch for 7 rows. Bind off in pattern.
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