Break It Up!
Update 9/9/16: Changed pattern from free to 99 cents.
NOTE: THIS IS A STITCH PATTERN, NOT A PATTERN FOR A COMPLETED ITEM. If you know how to knit in the round, you can use this ‘recipe’ for the around-and-around part (sock legs, sweater cuffs, cowls); it breaks up variegated yarn quite nicely (but it looks nice in solids, too).
Update 5/13/14: I just saw a note written in 2013 that because this is a stitch pattern and not a pattern for an item, I’m not supposed to show pictures of a finished project that used this pattern.
Rather than take down all the pretty pictures, I will make it very clear (again) here:
This is not a full pattern for an item. It is a ‘recipe’ for a stitch pattern that can be used for socks, cowls, hats - anything that can be knit in the round.
This is my first published pattern. PLEASE BE KIND! It has been test knit a couple of times and I think it’s good to go, but if you have a problem or question with it, please let me know before telling everyone what an awful pattern it is.
This is not a full pattern, but the ‘recipe’ for a stitch pattern that can be used for socks, cowls, hats - anything that can be knit in the round. I removed the “worked flat” tag because even though the short-row section is worked flat, it confused people.
There are also lots of words here; once you do the first set, you’ll see that the concept is easier to grasp than it is to explain. Give it a shot!
Update 4/16/12: Wow; 36 “favoriteds” already… thank you all. I’m blushing and hope you still like it after you’ve knit it!