Rather than stack its yarn overs in columns, this Shetland pattern arranges them in diagonal lines. One variation features horizontal purl ridges; another features vertical purl ditches.

Shown with a cast-on count of 21 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1, repeat from *.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: Purl.
  • Row 3: K1, *k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k2, yo, k2, repeat from *.
  • Row 5: K1, *k2, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k3, repeat from *.
  • Row 7: K1, *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k4, repeat from *.
  • Row 9: Purl.