Hi, it’s a good thing I didn’t throw these directions away. It had been so long I thought you weren’t coming back.
It didn’t take long to do the little sample and it was fun trying to make a stitch to match a picture. My first attempts with the slipped stitches took longer, but I liked this one best.
Here is what I did. In the picture I did 3 stitches on each side of the pattern stitch in garter stitch (knit every row), I will not mention those here.
Pattern worked over 11 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K3, C2R, P1, K5.
Row 2 and all even rows: P5, k1, P5.
Row 3: K2, C2R, K1, P1, K5.
Row 5: K1, C2R, K2, P1, C2L, K3.
Row 7: C2R, K3, P1, K1, C2L, K2.
Row 9: K3, C2R, P1, K2, C2L, K1.
Row 11: K2, C2R, K1, P1, K3, C2L.
Row 12: Same as row 2, but I’m including it here for clarification on the repeat.
Now repeat rows 5 through 12 for the rest of the time.
The book I got part of this stitch from was originally from France. But for whatever reason the glossary here at KH has the C2R and C2L totally different (I think KH’s really isn’t correct terminology what they have for it is a simple cable 4 left or right. This is a cross 2 right or left.) Anyway here is how to do these stitches.
C2R=cross 2 right: Skip the first stitch at the tip of the LHN (left hand needle) and insert your RHN (right hand needle) into the 2nd stitch in the normal way and knit that stitch normally but don’t take anything off the LHN yet. Now go back and knit the stitch you skipped in the normal way. Now slip the 2 stitch loops off the LHN.
This next one was new to me, but not real hard and kind of interesting.
C2L=cross 2 left: With the RHN go behind the LHN and insert the RHN from back to front between the first 2 stitches just under the needle. Now twist the RHN so that you can insert it knitwise into the 2nd stitch, knit that stitch normally (although it doesn’t feel very normal and has kind of a small hole you have to draw the stitch loop up through) but don’t take anything off the LHN yet. Now knit the stitch loop that is closest to the tip of the LHN in the normal way. Now slip the 2 stitch loops off the LHN.
Good luck with your project.