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CHECKERBOARD pattern: Block 23 of 52 Square Pickup

CHECKERBOARD stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket CHECKERBOARD knitting pattern OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

PATTERN 23: CHECKERBOARD

Good morning! Or afternoon, or night 🙂

With today’s block we get back on schedule after my technical troubles. It’s an easy one and I thought it was the perfect time for one of those, specially if you have some knitting to catch up on.

I’ll dedicate the rest of this week to my Alphabet series. I have 3 more letters to finish (X, Y and Z) and I’m also planning to revise the first ones. 

Happy knitting!

Ceci

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Remember that, in case you need more patterns to add to this project, I adapted all patterns from my “12 Blocks for Xmas” blanket to the same number of stitches and rows than the “52 Square Pickup” ones. You can find them HERE.

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BLOCK 23: CHECKERBOARD

CHECKERBOARD stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket CHECKERBOARD knitting pattern OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern
CHECKERBOARD knitting pattern

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.

– Continue working as follows:

4 garter sts, CHECKERBOARD pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts​ until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).

I knitted 9 times the CHECKERBOARD pattern complete + row 1) again.

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

CHECKERBOARD stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket CHECKERBOARD knitting pattern OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

STITCH GLOSSARY

Garter Stitch

k all sts, all rows.

CHECKERBOARD Pattern 

(Over a multiple of 6 sts. I added 5 more sts to reach our needed 35.)

Row 1) (RS) [k3, p3], k3, p2

Row 2) k2, p3, [k3, p3]

Row 3) [k3, p3], k3, p2

Row 4) p2, k3, [p3, k3]

Row 5) [p3, k3], p3, k2

Row 6) p2, k3, [p3, k3]

CHECKERBOARD stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket CHECKERBOARD knitting pattern OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

CHECKERBOARD Stitch Pattern – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
  • Work the grey part as many times as the pattern calls for (5 times horizontally, in the case of this block).

23 - CHECKERBOARD

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BLOCK 23 – CHECKERBOARD  – ROW BY ROW and CHART

If you want to support my work, you can buy the PDF file containing patterns 1 to 20 of my 52 Square Pickup KAL HERE. It includes all 20 patterns, photos, charts and control tables for each. As a “Beginner Stitch Patterns” mini book it could be a great resource for your future projects. And all for the cost of 2 Venti!! 😆

52 square pickup KAL

 

 

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