Knitting materials and tools:
<> DPN 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6)
<> In my example I was using medium worsted weight yarn. Unfortunately, I do not remember the brand name.
Common abbreviations of knit stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch
Spike knit stitch instructions:
Cast on a multiple of 5 sts, plus 3 extra sts, plus 2 selvage stitches. I cast on 30 sts.
Row1: sel s, *p3, k2 – repeat from *, p3, sel s.
Row 2: sel s, *k3, p2 – repeat from *, k3, sel s.
Row 3: sel s, *p3, k1, insert the needle underneath the second bar between the last and the next stitch and draw up a long loop, k1, insert the needle underneath the same bar and draw up a long look again – repeat from *, p3, sel s.
Row 4: sel s, *k3, p2tog (loop and stitch), p2tog – repeat from *, k3, sel s.
Repeat Rows 1-4 to form pattern.