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

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

  • Row 1 (RS): P1, *yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, p1, repeat from *.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: K1, *p9, k1, repeat from *.
  • Row 3: P1, *k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k2, yo, k1, p1, repeat from *.
  • Row 5: P1, *k2, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k2, p1, repeat from *.
  • Row 7: P1, *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, p1, repeat from *.