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– 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, DIAMOND CHECKER pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 6 times the DIAMOND CHECKER pattern complete + rows 1) to 7) again.
– 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 8 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) [p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1], p1, k1, p1
Row 2) p1, k1, p1, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 3) [k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1], k2, p1
Row 4) p3, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3]
Row 5) [k4, p1, k3], k3
Row 6) p3, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3]
Row 7) [k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1], k2, p1
Row 8) p1, k1, p1, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Do you want to support (or keep supporting) my work? You can now buy the PDF file containing patterns 21 to 40 of my 52 Square Pickup KAL HERE. It includes all variations so you’ll have 24 patterns, plus 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!! 😆
REMEMBER that you can contact me at any time if you need help to adapt a pattern to make an entire blanket or dishtowel with it. I’ll be happy to help 🙂
Did you miss the PDF file for patterns 1 to 20? Don’t worry, is still available for purchase HERE.