Memo: I used 5mm needle all the way. Cast on 100sts (101 to use circular needle). 2sts rib for 5”. Repeat 5 motifs of 20 sts. Cross stitch every 8 rows. Start reducing around 34th row. Reduce 2 sts per motif, hence 10 sts per row. First, reduced each end of the cross stitches (right and left end). Then reduced from the purl stitches between cross stitches. Then back to cross stitches and reduced more. Reduced every other row till last two rows. Gather when 40 sts remain.