Knitting Pattern: Simple Eyelet

Simple Eyelet (multiple of 4 sts plus 3)

Note: the instructions below are a generic description of how to execute this stitch pattern. For a single repeat, you'd only need seven stitches but you'd have a VERY narrow piece! In the example shown, there are six repeats of the stitch, so to make a swatch that looks like the one shown, you need to cast on 27 stitches (6 x the multiple of 4 stitches needed for a single repeat of the pattern plus the three extra stitches.)

Rows 1 and 5 (RS) Knit. 
Row 2 and all WS rows Purl. 
Row 3 K1, *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from *, end k2. 
Row 7 K1, *k2, ssk, yo; rep from *, end k2. 
Row 8 Purl. 
Rep rows 1-8.

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