Oak Leaf Tidy

Oak Leaf Tidy from the Ladies' Guide to to Elegant Lace Patterns, Etc 1884. Updated versions of the edging, quilt and tidy patterns from the book can be found at http://www.knitting-and.com/ladies-guide/index.html

Shown with a cast-on count of 67 stitches.

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  • Row 1 (RS): K3, *p1, k2tog, k3, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k1, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, k3, ssk, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
  • Row 3: K3, *p1, k2tog, k2, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k3, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, k2, ssk, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
  • Row 5: K3, *p1, k2tog, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k5, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, ssk, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
  • Row 7: K3, *p1, k2tog, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k7, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, ssk, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
  • Row 9: K3, k2tog, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k9, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, *k3tog, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k9, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
  • Row 11: K3, *k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k3, ssk, p1, k2tog, k3, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
  • Row 13: K3, *k2, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2, ssk, p1, k2tog, k2, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
  • Row 15: K3, *k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
  • Row 17: K3, *k4, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k3, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
  • Row 19: K3, *k5, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k3tog, yo, [ssk, yo] twice, k4, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.