Block 6: Stairs
Hello there, how are you? Our Block 6 (STAIRS) of “12 blocks of Xmas” blanket is here!! This pattern is one of my absolute favorites. Rich in texture and with an elaborate appearance, it is perfect to make a whole blanket with it (I know I’m thinking about it!). Is also great to make easy and super absorbent dishcloths 🙂 It is hard to believe the pattern only calls for knits and purls.
Once this block is finished, we will have half of our blanket finished. Can you believe it? Time flies…
PS: For all of you in the US: Happy Thanksgiving in advance! I’m working on a post for Thanksgiving. Therefore, if you have a little time, make sure to check my website on Wednesday 🙂
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UPDATE April 2019
The entire pattern is below.
- gauge/tension info and materials
- written instructions
- charted instructions
- row-by-row CONTROL TABLE: specially prepared for novice knitters, with integrated instructions for the block pattern AND edge stitches, to avoid confusion. You can use the table cells to check each row as you finish it, and there is a column for every repeat of the pattern you need to make according to the instructions. A great resource to print and check your progress as you knit.
BLOCK 6: STAIRS
- CO: cast on
- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side
- st: stitch
- k: knit
- p: purl
– CO 47 sts with US 8 (5 mm) needles.
– With US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
– Continue working as follows:
3 garter sts, Stairs Stitch over 41 sts, 3 garter sts (see the stitch glossary below) until you have a total length of 9.25’’ (23.5 cm).
I knitted 4 times the Stairs pattern complete + rows 1 to 3.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
(Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 1 more st to adjust for our needed 41.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 5 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) [k1, p1, k1, p5], k1
Row 2) p1, [k5, p1, k1, p1]
Row 3) [k1, p1, k5, p1], k1
Row 4) p1, [k1, p5, k1, p1]
Row 5) [k1, p5, k1, p1], k1
Row 6) p1, [k1, p1, k5, p1]
Row 7) [k5, p1, k1, p1], k1
Row 8) p1, [k1, p1, k1, p5]
Row 9) [p4, k1, p1, k1, p1], p1
Row 10) k1, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k4]
Row 11) [k3, p1, k1, p1, k2], k1
Row 12) p1, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3]
Row 13) [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3], p1
Row 14) k1, [k3, p1, k1, p1, k2]
Row 15) [k1, p1, k1, p1, k4], k1
Row 16) p1, [p4, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Chains Stitch – CHART
- Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
- Repeat the grey painted part as many times as the pattern calls for (5 times horizontally in the case of this block).