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The interesting thing about this fabric is that it is entirely reversible, the same on both sides, except that the diagonals run in opposite directions. If odd-numbered rows are used as right-side rows, the diagonals slant to the right. If even-numbered rows are used as right-side rows, the diagonals slant to the left.
Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches.
Row 1: * Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: * Knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Knit 1, purl 1, * Knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, knit 5, purl 1.
Row 4: Knit 1, * purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * to 7 sts, purl 5. knit 1, purl 1.
Row 5: Knit 1, * purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * to last 7 sts, purl 5, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 6: Knit 1, purl 1, * knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, knit 5, purl 1
Row 7: * Knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 8: * Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5; repeat from * to end.
Row 9: Purl 4, * Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (knit 1, purl 1) twice.
Row 10: Knit 1, * purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5; repeat from * to last 7 sts,  purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 4.
Row 11: Knit 3, * purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5; repeat from * to last 5 sts, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2.
Row 12: Purl 2, * knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5; repeat from * to last 6 sts, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3.
Row 13: Purl 2, * Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5; repeat from * to last 6 sts, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3.
Row 14: Knit 3, * purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5; repeat from * to last 5 sts, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2.
Row 15: Knit 1, * purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5; repeat from * to last 7 sts, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 4.
Row 16: Purl 4, * knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (knit 1, purl 1) twice.
Repeat Rows 1 – 16.