PATTERN 19: HARLEQUIN
I decided to call this pattern “harlequin” because it reminds me of the costumes of those characters (although in this case the pattern is unicolor instead of in contrasting colors):
While RS and WS of this block are different, I would consider this pattern reversible because it looks great on both sides:
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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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UPDATE February 2020
The entire pattern is below.
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 19: HARLEQUIN
- 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, HARLEQUIN pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 6 times the HARLEQUIN 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 st to reach the needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) p1, [k1, p7], k1, p1
Row 2) p2, [p1, k5, p2], p1
Row 3) k1, [k3, p3, k2], k2
Row 4) p2, [p3, k1, p4], p1
Row 5) k all row
Row 6) p2, [p3, k1, p4], p1
Row 7) k1, [k3, p3, k2], k2
Row 8) p2, [p1, k5, p2], p1
HARLEQUIN Stitch Pattern – CHART
- Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
- Repeat the grey part of the chart as many times as you need.