Needles: 10mm/US 15 double-pointed needles (3)
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn - Wool-Ease Thick & Quick; Sequoia; 106 yds
Gauge: 3 sts x 3 rows = 1”
Size: Adult male
K = knit
P = purl
Sts = stitches
*…* = repeat between * until the end of the row
K2tog = knit 2 sts together
Cast on 66 sts and divide evenly among 3 needles and prepare to join in the round (You can cast on in any multiple of 6 to customize the size).
Row 1-3: *k3, p3*
Row 4-6: k2, *k3, p3*, k1
Row 7-9: k1, *k3, p3*, k2
Row 10-12: p3, *k3, p3*, k3
Row 13-15: p2, *k3, p3*, k3, p1
Row 16-18: p1, *k3, p3*, k3, p2
Repeat rows 1-18 until desired length is reached, stopping after any group of 3. I stopped after row 33 (Row 15 in the pattern).
Depending on where you left off depends on how you bind off.
First decrease row: Within each group of 3 sts, knit/purl the first 2 stitches in the group together and knit/purl the last stitch in the group. You should finish the row with 44 sts but may vary depending on how you chose to approach the first and last stitch in row if end on a row that doesn’t start with a k3 or p3.
Second decrease row: knit or purl the remaining sts in pattern accordingly. (22sts)
Third decrease row: *k2tog* (11sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches.