Cool Twill Stitch

I wanted to share with everyone this twill stitch I just discovered.Β  Some of you may know it but I never saw it knitted this way. It took me a while to figure it out but once you get the hang of the pattern it knits up fast. I want to make a really long skinny scarf so I only casted on 30 stitches. I am nowhere near finishing it but I will show you the work in progress. Here it is:

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The pattern consists of only 2 rows! Here it is:

CO any even number of stitches.

Row 1: K2, *inserting right hand needle from back to frontΒ  between the first 2 stitches on left hand needle, K the 2nd st, then K the first skipped stitch, drop both sts from left handed needle; repeat from * to within 2 sts of end of row, K these 2 sts plain.

Row 2: P1, *skip 1 st, P the following st, P the skipped st and slip both sts from the left needle; repeat from * to last st, P1.

The problem I ran into was the first row. For some reason after I knitted the 2nd then the 1st skipped stitch I ended up with 3 sts instead of 2 on my needle. I then realized after you knit the 2nd stitch you have to maneuver the needle under &Β  around the 1st skipped st to get to the front to knit it. I hope I am not confusing anyone & if you have any questions just ask πŸ™‚ Also you have to knit loosely or you will struggle & kill your hands trying to knit.Β  Other than that it is super easy & makes such a nice textured pattern.Β  Eventually I want to make a blanket with some super bulky yarn & I will definitely post that once I start it!

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