I am making a pair of stockings that have seams of eyelet cables running down the back, and have had to re-knit the first eyelet several times now because it simply does not match what is shown in the book. I have researched this project on Ravelry and no one else seems to have had this particular issue. The pattern is “Over-the-Knee Socks” by Cindy Taylor, published in Handknit Holidays.
The eyelet is supposed to be six stitches across and ten rows long. I’m working in the round.
Row 1: plain work
Row 2: make a right twist with the two center stitches
Row 3: plain work
Row 4: knit 1, knit 2 tog, yarnover knit 1, yarnover knit 1, slip slip knit 2 tog, knit 1. Here is where the stitch markers have to shift to accommodate the increases and decreases. I thought maybe my problems were arising here, but I don’t think that is the case.
Row 5: knit 2, purl 1, knit the rest. I’m not quite sure what this row is supposed to do.
Row 6: knit 2 tog, yarnover knit 1, knit 2, yarnover knit 1, slip slip knit 2 tog
Rows 7-9: plain work
Row 10: slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold to front, knit 2, knit 1 from cable needle. Slip 2 to cable needle, hold to back, knit 1, knit 2 from cable needle.
The eyelet shapes in the picture are symmetrical and have clear outlines. Mine look messy and misshapen, and the holes created by the yarnovers look completely different.
I appreciate any suggestions! This is definitely a more advanced pattern for me, and I previously had never done twist stitches or yarnovers.
Thanks for reading