- 1 ball worsted weight (4) yarn. For the example shown above, I had been itching to use Bernat Sheep(ish) - a 70% acrylic, 30% wool combo yarn - in the colorway Robins Eggish. Shop all Bernat yarn here!
- Size US 7 circular needles
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- PM: Place Marker
- SM: Slip Marker
- st(s): stitch(es)
- 1-to-5 inc: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1* in next st
- ssk: slip, slip, knit
- k2tog: knit 2 sts together
- sl2: slip 2 sts
- p2sso: slip 2 sts over previous st
- Slip stitch marker at the end of each round so you know where the next row begins
CO 84 sts
PM and join in circle, being careful not to twist stitches.
*K1, P1* around for 1". SM at end of each round.
- Round 1: *P1, 1-to-5 inc, p2, repeat from *.
- Rounds 2-4: *P1, k5, p2, repeat from *.
- Round 5: *P1, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, repeat from *.
- Round 6: *P1, k3, p2, repeat from *.
- Round 7: *P1, sl2-k1-p2sso, p1, 1-to-5 inc, repeat from *.
- Rounds 8-10: *P3, k5, repeat from *.
- Round 11: *P3, ssk, k1, k2tog, repeat from *.
- Round 12: *P3, k3, repeat from *.
- Round 13: *P1, 1-to-5 inc, p1, sl2-k1-p2sso, repeat from *.
- Repeat rounds 2-13.
I know that written instructions (especially the more intricate kind) can be a bit daunting. To help you visualize what's going on in the Teardrop Pattern, I've used Stitch Maps to design an actual "map", if you will, showing how the stitches play together.