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Lazy Links Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The lazy links uses a technique called “smocking”, where you wrap strands of yarn horizontally across a section of stitches. This is often combined with vertical ribs to create a lattice effect. It’s an easy technique with a big payoff. You can see this stitch pattern used in hats, the yoke of a sweater, or any project that can benefit from a large repeating texture pattern.

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cluster 6
k2, p2, k2 from left hand needle, slip these 6 sts onto a cable needle. Wrap yarn twice counterclockwise round these 6 sts. Slip sts back onto right hand needle.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 10

Row 1 (RS):
P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end
Row 2:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end
Row 3:
P2, *cluster 6, p2; rep from * to end
Row 4:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end
Row 5:
P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end
Row 6:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end
Row 7:
P2, k2, p2, *cluster 6, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2
Row 8:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end

Repeat these 8 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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