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Emily Explains: Nijo Pattern Stitch

I’m so excited that the weather is finally warming up around here! I practically live in dresses during the summer, so I’ve been thinking about knitting a lightweight cover-up that I can throw on over my outfit for that occasional chill. Nijo from booklet #344 is at the top of my list.


A cropped, oversized pullover, Nijo features a beautiful lace pattern knit in Berroco Folio. It’s a perfect layering piece for in-between weather. Want to learn the pattern stitch?

Follow along with my tutorial:

Are you excited to knit a Nijo of your own? Be sure to join our knit-along for more tips and a chance to win a fabulous prize! Ashley will be leading this project in the Berroco Lovers forum on Ravelry.

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Happy Knitting!


4 thoughts on “Emily Explains: Nijo Pattern Stitch

  1. why on the Nijo sweater do I always end up after the first row starting on the second K2 and then suppose to p into first yo but there is always a slip stitch there not a slip…..I’ve done this 50 times and always come out with the same results. What am I doing wrong???

    1. Hi Maggie,

      It sounds like you might be having a little difficulty with the decrease, as you should not have any slipped stitches to work on Row 2. You slip one stitch, knit 2 stitches together, then pass the slipped stitch over the stitch from the decrease, then work the double yarnover. If you’re doing this correctly, you should end row 1 with a double yarnover, and then two knit stitches. Then, on Row 2, you’ll start with the two knit stitches, then purl into the first half of the double yarnover. If you’re not sure about the decrease stitch, we have a video that demonstrates how to work this: https://www.berroco.com/learning-center/how-videos/how-decreases-part-3

      1. thanks, are the yo starting from the front of the needle or from the back between stitches coming forward? Also when you call for a slip is it knitwise or purlwise> Thanks

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