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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, GEOMETRIC I pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 3 times the GEOMETRIC I pattern complete + rows 1) to 13) 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 10 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 3 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) k3, [k2, p1, k3, p1, k3], k2
Row 2) p2, [k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3], k1, p2
Row 3) k3, [k4, p1, k5], k2
Row 4) p2, [k1, p9], k1, p2
Row 5) k1, p1, k1, [p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k1], p1, k1
Row 6) k1, p1, [p2, k1, p5, k1, p1], p2, k1
Row 7) k3, [k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3], k2
Row 8) k1, p1, [p2, k1, p5, k1, p1], p2, k1
Row 9) k1, p1, k1, [p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k1], p1, k1
Row 10) p2, [k1, p9], k1, p2
Row 11) k3, [k4, p1, k5], k2
Row 12) p2, [k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3], k1, p2
Row 13) k3, [k2, p1, k3, p1, k3], k2
Row 14) p2, [k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1], k1, p1, k1