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Leafy Hexagon

Cast on 6 stitches and divide evenly over 3 needles, 2 sts oen. Join, taking care not to twist stitches. 
Round 1 (RS): Knit. 
Round 2: [Yo, k1] 6 times. (12 sts) 
Round 3: [K1, (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) into next st] 6 times. 
Round 4: [Yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog] 6 times. 
Round 5: [P2, sl 1, k2tog, psso] 6 times. (18 sts) 
Round 6: Knit. 
Round 7: [K1, yo, k1, yo, k1] 6 times. (30 sts) 
Round 8: Knit. 
Round 9: [K2, yo, p1, yo, k2] 6 times. (42 sts) 
Round 10: [K3, p1, k3] 6 times. 
Round 11: [Yo, k3, p1, k3] 6 times. (48 sts) 
Round 12: [K4, p1, k3] 6 times. 
Round 13: [Yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, ssk]. 6 times. 
Round 14: [K5, p1, k2] 6 times. 
Round 15: [K1, yo, k1, yo, k3, p1, k2] 6 times. (60 sts) 
Round 16: [K7, p1, k2] 6 times. 
Round 17: [K2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, M1P, p1, M1P, ssk] 6 times. (72 sts) 
Round 18: [K8, p3, k1] 6 times. 
The last ssk of following four rounds, will be worked into the last stitch of the round and first stitch of the next. 
Round 19: K6, k2tog, M1P, p3, M1P, ssk, [k5, k2tog, M1P, p3, M1P, ssk] 5 times. 
Round 20: K4, k2tog, M1P, p5, M1P, ssk, [k3, k2tog, M1P, p5, M1P, ssk] 5 times. 
Round 21: K2, k2tog, yo, M1P, p7, M1P, yo, ssk, [k1, k2tog, yo, M1P, p7, M1P, yo, ssk] 5 times. (84 sts) 
Round 22: K2tog, yo, p11, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, [yo, p11, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso] 4 times, yo, p11, yo, ssk. 
Round 23: Knit. 
Round 24: Purl. 
Using a larger size needle, cast off loosely.

Special Abbreviations
M1P = make one purl
. Work as M1, but pick up strand from behind work and purl into it.


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
M1 = Make 1(see above) oen = on each needle
p = purl psso = pass slip stitch over
RS = right side sl = slip
ssk = slip, slip, knit st(s) = stitches
yo = yarn over