Today’s stitch pattern is one that I call Buckles. The curved sections over the lines of stockinette remind me of a buckle. I discovered this pattern in the New Knitting Stitch Library by Leslie Stanfield.
The swatch measure 7 inches wide and 6 inches long. The pattern is a repeat of 16 stitches and 14 rows. For the swatch, I used U.S. Size 7 needles and worsted weight yarn and cast on 32 stitches (2 repeats) and knit the 14 rows repeat 2 1/2 times.
So how would you use this pattern? I have several ideas. One is as part of a baby blanket. Another is along the upper edge of a tote bag leading into the straps. What do you think?