Alternating Daisy Stitch Knitting Stitch Pattern

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I discovered this beautify alternating daisy stitch knitting stitch pattern in a baby blanket pattern and although I never finished the blanket I did fall in love with the knitting stitch pattern.  This very pretty knitting stitch pattern is knitted over a multiple of 4 stitches and 4 rows.

Alternating Daisy Stitch Knitting Stitch PatternAlternating Daisy Stitch | © Deborah Mason & Knitting Naturally

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Instructions for Alternating Daisy Stitch Knitting Stitch Pattern 

The Alternating Daisy Stitch is knitted over a multiple of four stitches plus 1, and 4 rows.

1st row (right side): Knit all stitches.
2nd row: K1, *DS, k1; rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: Knit all stitches.
4th row: K1, P1, K1, *DS, K1, repeat from *to end of row.

Repeat these 4 rows until you reach the desired length.

Daisy Stitch - DS

To work the Daisy Stitch: P3 tog but do not slip the stitches off the needle, yon by taking the yarn over the needle and back between them ready to purl again, then P3 tog again (i.e. the same three stitches you purled together the first time). 

Alternating Daisy StitchAlternating Daisy Stitch | © Deborah Mason & Knitting Naturally

This is a lovely decorative stitch that repeats across your knitted fabric.  Once you have mastered the Daisy Stitch  ( P3 tog but do not slip the stitches off the needle, yon by taking the yarn over the needle and back between them ready to purl again, then P3 tog again), you will be able to speed through your knitting and create beautiful items with this stitch.

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