This knitting stitch pattern is called the Pebbled Stitch. It's a 4 row repeat worked over an odd number of stitches. Every other row is a knit one, slip one which gives the fabric a nice texture and interesting appearance.
I first used this stitch pattern in my dress dishcloth Let's go to London.
I think this is an ideal pattern for a pillow cover, too.
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