Block 9: Polka Dots!
Hello my knitting friends!! I keep working hard for Yaguareté, to make sure all orders arrive in time for Christmas. But I also work hard for this KAL too 🙂 Today’s block IS NOT the original one that I have planned to publish today, but a new one. In a rush of inspiration, I decided yesterday that I wanted some knitted polka dots in this blanket (I loooove polka dots). So here I am, with my Polka Dots Block!! And it comes with a twist: you have to choose which side you like the most.
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BLOCK 9: POLKA DOTS
- 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, Polka Dots 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 6 times the Polka Dots pattern complete + rows 1 to 7.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
Polka Dots Stitch
(Over a multiple of 20 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 2 times, horizontally.
Row 1) [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2], p1
Row 2) k1, [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4]
Row 3) [p5, k11, p4], p1
Row 4) k1, [k4, p11, k5]
Row 5) [p5, k11, p4], p1
Row 6) k1, [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4]
Row 7) [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2], p1
Row 8) p1, [p5, k9, p6]
Row 9) [k6, p9, k5], k1
Row 10) p1, [p5, k9, p6]
Polka Dots 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 (2 times horizontally in the case of this block).