BLOCK 8 of Blanket MKAL 2022

Happy Friday!

Block 8 does not present any additional difficulty, but I need you to pay attention to one little thing: unlike our previous 7, this one calls you to increase (and decrease later) your st count to 64 after the garter band.

That’s all for me today. Now it’s your time to work on it 😄

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cecilia

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Block 8 MKAL 2022

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • BO: bind off
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • yo: yarn over
  • k2tog: knit 2 sts together
  • skp: slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1 st, pass the slipped st over
  • 2B, k2, k2B: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k next 2 sts, k2 sts from cable needle.
  • 2F, k2, k2F: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k next 2 sts, k2 sts from cable needle.
  • 4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B: slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k1, yo, k2tog, and work p1, skp, yo and k1 from cable needle.

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 70 sts with US 6 (4 mm) needles.

– With US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, knit 6 rows. In the last row, increase 4 sts distribuited (74 sts).

– Continue working as follows:

  • 5 garter sts, BLOCK N°8A pattern over 64 sts, 5 garter sts (28 rows)
  • 5 garter sts, BLOCK N°8B pattern over 64 sts, 5 garter sts (28 rows)
  • 5 garter sts, BLOCK N°8C pattern over 64 sts, 5 garter sts (28 rows)
  • 5 garter sts, BLOCK N°8D pattern over 64 sts, 5 garter sts (5 rows)

Knit 6 rows, decreasing 4 sts in the first row to return to a total stitch count of 70.

– Bind off with US 6 (4 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Block your square to its final measures. You can read my post on blocking if you need more info.

Block 8 MKAL 2022 knitted in olive green yarn featuring some great texture

Block 8A pattern – Written Instructions

Over 64 sts and 28 rows.

Row 1) (RS) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 2) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 3) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 4) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 5) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 6) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 7) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 8) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 9) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 10) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 11) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 12) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 13) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 14) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 15) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 16) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 17) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 18) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 19) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 20) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 21) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 22) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 23) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 24) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 25) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 26) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 27) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 28) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2


Block 8B pattern – Written Instructions

Over 64 sts and 28 rows.

Row 1) (RS) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 2) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 3) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 4) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 5) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 6) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 7) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 8) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 9) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 10) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 11) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 12) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 13) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 14) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 15) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 16) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 17) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 18) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 19) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 20) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 21) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 22) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 23) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 24) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 25) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 26) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 27) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 28) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2


Block 8C pattern – Written Instructions

Over 64 sts and 28 rows.

Row 1) (RS) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 2) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 3) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 4) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 5) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 6) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 7) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 8) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 9) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 10) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 11) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 12) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 13) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 14) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 15) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 16) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 17) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 18) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 19) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 20) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 21) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2

Row 22) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 23) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 24) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 25) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 26) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 27) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 28) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2


Block 8D pattern – Written Instructions

Over 64 sts and 5 rows.

Row 1) (RS) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F), p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 2) k2, p3, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 3) p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k1, p2

Row 4) k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2

Row 5) p2, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p3, k3, p3, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p3, k3, p3, [4B, k1, yo, k2tog, (p1, skp, yo, k1)B], p2


Block 8A pattern – Chart

Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.


Block 8B pattern – Chart

Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.


Block 8C pattern – Chart

Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.


Block 8D pattern – Chart

Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.


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Block 8 MKAL 2022 knitted in olive green yarn texture in perspective

Do you want more squares?

All blocks in my Blanket MKAL 2021 have the same size (stitches and rows) than the one I’ll be sharing this year. So, if you want to make a larger blanket, those squares will be perfect!

Japanese stitches sampler blanket (MKAL 2021)


The MKAL has ended, but you can buy the entire collection of patterns (12 different blocks) in my stores (here, Etsy and Ravelry). Thank you for your support!


© Cecilia Fameli, 2022.
You’re welcome to sell your items produced from Oh La Lana! patterns! But you may not re-sale or re-distribute commercially my patterns in any manner. Thank you in advance for being respectful with my work!


Block 8 MKAL 2022


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