The following stitch is a multiple of 3+1
This stitch looks best when contrasting colours are used.
Abbreviations: C: colour; k: knit; sl 1: slip 1; st: stitch; yfwd: yarn forward; ybk: yarn to back; rep: repeat
Row 1: C1: k
Row 2: C1: k
Row 3: C2: *k1, sl 1 purlwise* rep from * to * until last st, k1
Row 4: C2: *k1, yfwd, sl 1 purlwise, ybk* rep from * to* until last st, k1
Row 5: C1: k
Row 6: C1: k
Row 7: C2: *sl 1 purlwise, k1* rep from * until last st, sl 1
Row 8: C2: *sl 1 purlwise, ybk, k1, yfwd* rep until last st, sl 1
These 8 Rows form the pattern. Repeat as required.