MORSE knitting pattern
I looked my last blocks and noticed that somehow they were getting more and more complicated. So I decided it was time for another easy pattern, but I didn’t want it to be boring!
So here’s what I came up with: a very easy block with a hidden message in Morse code. I’m sure you’ll like the repeating word 😉 Can you guess what is written in my MORSE block?
Morse code is a great way to hide little messages into your knitting. For instance, if you’re making this blanket for your significant other you could include a “please, do not snore” message in it. You can also decide when (and if!) to share the key to find it.
Another fun idea, if you have kids, is to knit several dishcloths with different messages and save them for a rainy day. I’m sure they’ll have fun deciphering the words, or discovering their names in code.
Happy knitting. And deciphering!
If you want to add this block to your Ravelry library, click here. <—- I’ll put the link tomorrow. I want to give you time to find out what the block says 🙂
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 30: MORSE
- 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, MORSE pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 6 times the MORSE 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.
(Using all 35 sts.)
Row 1) (RS) k all sts
Row 2) p all sts
Row 3) k all sts
Row 4) k all sts
Row 5) k all sts
Row 6) p all sts
Row 7) k all sts
Row 8) p3, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, k3, p3
MORSE Stitch Pattern – CHART
- Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
If you want to support my work, you can buy the PDF file containing patterns 1 to 20 of my 52 Square Pickup KAL HERE. It includes all 20 patterns, 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!! 😆