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Instead of working a 3-to-3 gather, work a variant of the bunny ears decrease: k2tog, leaving the second stitch on the left needle, then yarnover, and finish by working ssk. This turns three stitches into three stitches.

See this blog post for more information.

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  • Naomi (gannet)

Shown with a cast-on count of 61 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): K2, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, k3, *3-to-3 gather, k3, ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, k3, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 12 sts, 3-to-3 gather, k3, ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, k2.
  • Row 2: P3, k1, p7, *p5, k1, p6, k1, p7, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p5, k1, p4.
  • Row 3: K1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, *k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1.
  • Rows 4, 6, 10, and 12: Purl.
  • Row 5: K2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, *k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl2-k1-p2sso, k1, yo, k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk.
  • Row 7: Yo, ssk, k3, ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, *k2, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, k3, 3-to-3 gather, k3, ssk, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k2, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo.
  • Row 8: P6, k1, p4, *p2, k1, p12, k1, p4, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p2, k1, p7.
  • Row 9: K1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, *k1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, k1.
  • Row 11: K2, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, *sl2-k1-p2sso, k1, yo, k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 12 sts, sl2-k1-p2sso, k1, yo, k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2.