Today’s block looks easier than the previous two. It is important to insert a block with these characteristics from time to time when a blanket is put together to allow all other designs to stand out. Anyway, in my opinion, it is still a nice design 🙂 I also updated the format of the PDF file: from now on I’ll make only one PDF containing the row-by-row instructions in the first page and the chart in the second. A little less work for me! Remember that when the KAL is finished I’ll remove those files.
For those who follow my alphabet dishcloth series: next weekend will bring the D and next week both E and F. I’m hurrying things up in the alphabet front to clear up my February work schedule. I’ll tell you why in a later post!
Another project that I am working on (if you follow me in Instagram or support me on Patreon you might already seen a sneak peek) is a pattern for hats with a textured heart as the star of the design. I’ll post it here on my blog next week, to give you time to knit some if you want to use them as Valentine’s gifts.
So, as you can see, I keep giving you excuses to buy more yarn… You’re welcome 😉
Thank you for being there!
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UPDATE February 2020
If you want to add the pattern to your Ravelry library, click HERE.
The entire pattern is below.
You can also find this pattern in my collection “52 SQUARE PICKUP: Patterns 1 to 20” HERE. As a “Beginner Stitch Patterns” mini book it could be a great resource for your future projects.
The high quality PDF file includes:
- gauge/tension info and materials
- written instructions
- charted instructions
- row-by-row CONTROL TABLE for each block: 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 3: DIAGONALS
- CO: cast on
- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side
- st: stitch
- k: knit
- p: purl
– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
– Continue working as follows:
4 garter sts, DIAGONALS Stitch over 35 sts, 4 garter sts (see the stitch glossary below) until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 9 times the DIAGONALS pattern complete + row 1).
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
(Over a multiple of 6 sts. I added 5 more sts to adjust for our needed 35.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 5 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) [p1, k5], p1, k4
Row 2) p3, k1, p1, [p4, k1, p1]
Row 3) [k2, p1, k3], k2, p1, k2
Row 4) p1, k1, p3, [p2, k1, p3]
Row 5) [k4, p1, k1], k4, p1
Row 6) p5, [k1, p5]
DIAGONALS 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).