Old Shale (no holes, centered decreases, P ridge)

Playing with Old Shale. Inspired by GBFG link text

I used a copy of a (misnamed) Feather & Fan stitch pattern as a starting point, which came with the following description: This pattern comes in many, many variations: with or without purl ridges; with more or fewer plain rows between the pattern rows; with more or fewer yarn overs in each repeat. The structure of the pattern rows – groups of yarn overs flanked by groups of decreases – is the common thread. This structure creates a fabric with graceful waves, perfect for highlighting with a bit of color.

Shown with a cast-on count of 40 stitches.

Getting chart...

  • Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.
  • Rows 2 and 6: Purl.
  • Row 3: K3, *[ssk] 3 times, [M1L, k1] 5 times, M1L, [k2tog] 3 times, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
  • Row 4: Knit.