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Diagonal Shadow Stripes

Diagonal Shadow Stripes (multiple of 4 sts plus 2)

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this stitch pattern. For a single repeat, it would be 4 stitches plus two additional stitches (but you'd have a VERY narrow piece!) In the example shown, there are seven repeats of the stitch, so to make the same, you need to cast on 30 stitches (7 x the 4 multiple plus the 2 extra stitches.) p1-b (p 1 in row below)

Row 1 and all WS rows Knit. 
Row 2 (RS) P1, *p1-b, p3; rep from *, end p1. 
Row 4 P2, *p1-b, p3; rep from * to end. 
Row 6 P3, *p1-b, p3; rep from *, end last rep p1-b, p2. 
Row 8 P4, *p1-b, p3; rep from *, end last rep p1-b, p1. 
Rep rows 1-8.

Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume One, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005