Mystery simplified, complicated

A version of the Mystery simplified pattern by chrisfourfalcon (which was a version of Mystery pattern by Emex).

Two modifications: first, a combination of p-yo-p and bunny ears to get the appearance of two stockinette stitches originating smoothly from a single yarn over; and second, a change of the directions of the decreases in row one to give the effect of columns of stitches travelling uninterrupted from the middle of the repeat to the edges.

(That last part wasn't ...

A version of the Mystery simplified pattern by chrisfourfalcon (which was a version of Mystery pattern by Emex).

Two modifications: first, a combination of p-yo-p and bunny ears to get the appearance of two stockinette stitches originating smoothly from a single yarn over; and second, a change of the directions of the decreases in row one to give the effect of columns of stitches travelling uninterrupted from the middle of the repeat to the edges.

(That last part wasn't actually planned. It was just something I started doing after the second repeat in the swatch, and I decided I liked it. The p-yo-p and the 3-to-2 decrease were planned.)

Shown with a cast-on count of 12 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): *K1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, repeat from *.
  • Rows 2, 6, and 8: Purl.
  • Row 3: *K1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * (multiple of 5 sts).
  • Row 4: *P2, (p1, yo, p1) in next st, p2, repeat from * (multiple of 7 sts).
  • Row 5: *K2tog, yo, bunny ears back dec, yo, ssk, repeat from * (multiple of 6 sts).
  • Row 7: *Ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, repeat from *.