This is pattern is called "lattice stitch". The background is knitted in a stockinette stitch pattern (knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side) in combination with purl stitches arranging in diamond shapes. This is a great pattern for beginners to learn how to work with knit and purl combination.
Multiple of 6 + 1
Row 1 (right side): K3, *p1, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
Row 2: P2, *k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
Row 3: K1, *p1, k3, p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K1, *p5, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: K1, *p1, k3, p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 6: P2, *k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
Repeat these 6 rows to form Lattice stitch.
Knitting Abbreviations used in these pattern:
K, k = knit
P, p = purl
rep = repeat
sts = stitches
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