*Plain Of Flowers* Knitting Patterns

The pattern looks like a plain of flowers on the wrong side of the work and like a brick wall on the right side. It is easy to knit and easy to modify. Below I explain what to do in order to get a different result i.e. a different pattern.


DK Weight


2.5 mm - US 1 1/2


Marker (m), tapestry needle


k - knit
p - purl
yo - yarn over
skp - slip, knit, pass
k2tog - knit 2 together
purl3 out of 3 - p1, yo, p1 in the same 3 sts
sl2yo - slip 2 purlwise with yarn over needle
sl1yo - slip 1 purlwise with yarn over needle
edge st - beginning: k1, end: sl1 wyif
sl1 wyif - slip 1 with yarn in front


Cast-on a multiple of 4 + 3 symmetry stitches + 2 edge stitches  

Row 1 (color A): (edge st) *k3, sl1yo; rep from*, k3 (edge st)  
Row 2 (color A): (edge st) *k3, sl2yo; rep from*, k3 (edge st)  
Row 3 (color B): (edge st) *k3, (p1, yo, p1) in the same 3 sts; rep from*, k3 (edge st)  
Row 4 (color B): (edge st) p1, *p1, k2tog, k1, skp; rep from*, p2 (edge st)  

And if you stop at row 4 and repeat only rows 1-4 the result will be the pattern below:

Plain Of Flowers - rows 1-4

Row 5 (color A): (edge st) k1, *sl1yo, k3; rep from*, sl1yo, k1 (edge st)  
Row 6 (color A): (edge st) k1, *sl2yo, k3; rep from*, sl2yo, k1 (edge st)  
Row 7 (color B): (edge st) k1, *(p1, yo, p1) in the same 3 sts, k3; rep from*, (p1, yo, p1) in the same 3 sts, k1 (edge st)  
Row 8 (color B): (edge st) * k2tog, k1, skp, p1; rep from*, k2tog, k1, skp (edge st)

If you repeat rows 1-8 the created pattern will look like below:

Plain Of Flowers - all rows

Or you can alternate a full 8 rows repeat with only 4 rows. See how it would look on the wrong side:

Plain Of Flowers - alternate rows

Full Chart:

Plain Of Flowers - Full Chart


  1. A quick question (I hope): I've been test-driving this pattern before starting an actual project. On row 4 on the left after the box in the chart, I invariably have three stitches before the edge stitch. The pattern seems to come out fine when I do three (rather than two) symettry stitches at the end of the row, plus the one edge stitch. What's going on? I have 29 stitches total: 6x4, plus the 3 symmetry stitches and two edge stitches (one for the beginning of the row, and one for the end). Error in the pattern, or "pilot error"? Thank you!


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