Stitchfinder: Knitting Pattern: Drop Stitch Pattern
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Drop Stitch Pattern (multiple of 8 sts plus 2)
Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this stitch pattern. For a single repeat, it would be eight stitches plus two additional stitches (but you'd have a VERY narrow piece!) In the example shown, there are four repeats of the stitch, so to make the same, you need to cast on 34 stitches (8 x the 4 multiple plus the 2 extra stitches.)
Preparation row (RS) *P2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k2; rep from *, end p2.
Rows 1, 3 and 5 (WS) *K2, p2, k2, p3; rep from *, end k2.
Rows 2 and 4 *P2, k3, p2, k2; rep from *, end p2.v
Row 6 *P2, k1, drop next st off needle and unravel to the yo 6 rows below, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from *, end p2.
Rows 7, 9 and 11 *K2, p3, k2, p2; rep from *, end k2.
Rows 8 and 10 *P2, k2, p2, k3; rep from *, end p2.
Row 12 *P2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, drop next st off needle and unravel 6 rows down, k1; rep from *, end p2.
Rep rows 1-12.
Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume One, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005