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After 2 very hot days here in Buenos Aires, which I spent almost entirely knitting under my AC, I have a lot to share!
I decided to start with this block because I know many people is waiting for it 🙂 But later I’ll write again to share 2 patterns from my Alphabet series and, if I have enough time, my “You are loved” baby hats with textured heart.
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BLOCK 5: GROWING LEAVES
- 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.
|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, GROWING LEAVES Stitch over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 9 times the GROWING LEAVES pattern complete + row 1) again.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
GROWING LEAVES Stitch
(Over a multiple of 17 sts. I added 1 more st to adjust for our needed 35.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 2 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) [k1, p4, k4, p4, k4], k1
Row 2) p1, [p3, k4, p10]
Row 3) [k5, p4, k2, p4, k2], k1
Row 4) p1, [p1, k4, p2, k1, p1, k4, p4]
Row 5) [k3, p4, k6, p4], k1
Row 6) p1, [p8, k1, p2, k4, p2]
GROWING LEAVES 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).
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