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Four-Leaf Counterpane

Cast on 8 stitches and divide evenly over 4 needles. Join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Round 1: [Yo, k1] 8 times. (16 sts) 
Round 2: 
Knit. 
Round 3: 
[Yo, k1] 16 times. (32 sts) 
Round 4: 
[P1, k5, p1, k1] 4 times. 
Round 5: [Yo, k3, yo, k1] 8 times. (48 sts) 
Round 6: 
[P2, k7, p2, k1] 4 times. 
Round 7: 
[Yo, k5, yo, k1] 8 times. (64 sts) 
Round 8: 
[P3, k9, p3, k1] 4 times. 
Round 9: 
[Yo, k7, yo, k1] 8 times. (80 sts) 
Round 10: 
[P4, k11, p4, k1] 4 times. 
Round 11: [Yo, k9, yo, k1] 8 times. (96 sts) 
Round 12: 
[P5, k13, p5, k1] 4 times. 
Round 13: [Yo, k11, yo, k1] 8 times. (112 sts) 
Round 14: 
[P6, k15, p6, k1] 4 times. 
Round 15: 
[Yo, k13, yo, k1] 8 times. (128 sts) 
Round 16: 
[P7, k17, p7, k1] 4 times. 
Round 17: 
[Yo, k7, ssk, k13, k2tog, k7, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 18: 
[P8, k15, p8, k1] 4 times. 
Round 19: [Yo, k8, ssk, k11, k2tog, k8, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 20: 
[P9, k13, p9, k1] 4 times. 
Round 21: [Yo, k9, ssk, k9, k2tog, k9, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 22: [P10, k11, p10, k1] 4 times. 
Round 23: 
[Yo, k10, ssk, k7, k2tog, k10, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 24: 
[P11, k9, p11, k1] 4 times. 
Round 25: 
[Yo, k11, ssk, k5, k2tog, k11, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 26: 
[P12, k7, p12, k1] 4 times. 
Round 27: 
[Yo, k12, ssk, k3, k2tog, k12, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 28: 
[P13, k5, p13, k1] 4 times. 
Round 29: [Yo, k13, ssk, k1, k2tog, k13, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 30: [P14, k3, p14, k1] 4 times. 
Round 31: [Yo, k14, k3tog, k14, yo, k1] 4 times. 
Round 32: 
[P to the last st on the needle, k1] 4 times. 
Round 33: 
[Yo, p to the last st on the needle, yo, k1] 4 times. (136 sts) Using a larger size needle, cast off loosely.

Motif directions reproduced with permission from 150 Knit&Crochet Motifs, Interweave Press, 2011 Sample shown in Wool-Ease.

 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl ssk = slip, slip, knit
st(s) = stitches yo = yarn over