Question on an abbreviation used in Barbara Walker's Bead Stitch


I found Barbara Walker’s Bead Stitch pattern online thankfully, because I put a hold on the book at our library, but it’s closed for Labor Day weekend.

I have a couple of how to questions on these directions:


Panel of 7 sts.

                       " Kl "  &  " P2 tog-b "

Row 1 (Right side)—Kl, k2 tog, yo, kl, yo, ssk, kl. Row 2—P2 tog-b, yo, p3, yo, p2 tog. Row 3—Kl, yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo, kl. Row 4—P2, yo, p3 tog, yo, p2.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

I don’t think it’s Knit 1, because the number “1” is typed in Repeat rows 1-4.

Thanks for reading,

I agree it looks strange, but it’s knit one. It adds up in the row to 7sts and when you try the pattern as knit one, it works.
p2 tog-b is purl 2 together through the back loop and there’s a video for that on the Glossary tab at the top of this page.
It’s a lovely pattern stitch. Thanks for the link.

In some fonts the 1 and l look the same, so it’s a k1. You see how it appears again between the YOs and decs - yo, kl, yo, ssk, kl. They might have used a different font on the Row numbers so the 1 looks like a real 1.

Thanks for sharing your talent. I’ve been knitting for years and still don’t know what you know.

Here’s a color link to a Bead Stitch dish cloth:

scroll down to the yellow cloth.

Thanks again!