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52-SQUARE PICKUP: An all year round KAL

My first KAL for 2019 is about to start, YAY!! I’m posting the characteristics today to give you time to gear up. The first pattern of the “52-square pickup” KAL will be published in January 4th. —–> (Update Jan 5th) You can find it here already!

If you want to add this project to your Ravelry library, click here. I add the link to each new block there, as soon as I release them. And, if you want more patterns to add to this project, I recently 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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BLANKET SIZES

It is always useful, especially when planning to knit a blanket, to have at hand the measures for all different sizes. I leave you below a table with the standard sizes for blankets.

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POKER COASTERS

POKER COASTERS knitting pattern ohlalana poker knitting pattern

Hello! If you follow me on Instagram or read my comments in Oh La Lana’s Ravelry group, you might’ve been waiting for these Poker coasters 🙂 I had with the idea of design them while arranging some poker cards to make a photo shoot for Oh La Lana!’s “52-Square Pickup” KAL. By the way, did I tell you that the first pattern will be released in January 4th? And it’s FREE! Be on the lookout 😉 Well , anyway, let’s get back to coasters…

Knitting coasters is a great way to develop your stranded colorwork knitting skills (such as Fair Isle). If you don’t know what stranded colorwork knitting is, let me tell you: is a group of knitting techniques used to create patterns with multiple colors. Examples of stranded colorwork techniques are Fair Isle and Scandinavian colorwork. The most important thing to learn about stranded colorwork is to get the exact amount of tension in the unused yarn strands in the back (known as “floats”) to prevent your work from puckering. Look, I’ll show you an example:

stranded colorwork knitting stranded knitting ohlalana
In this case the floats on the back side were pull too tightly, resulting in a puckered coaster. See how the side edges tend to go towards the center?
stranded colorwork knitting stranded knitting ohlalana
Puckered coaster seen from the front.
stranded colorwork knitting stranded knitting ohlalana
Here you can see the floaters have the right tension and the edges are relaxed instead of pulling towards the center.

 

Ok, warning made 😉 With no further ado, let’s go to the patterns!

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CHEVRON

CHEVRON knitting pattern CHEVRON stitch pattern ohlalana

CHEVRON Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 8 sts.

CHEVRON knitting pattern CHEVRON stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

The instructions between brackets correspond to the grey coloured part on the chart. Repeat it as many times as needed.

Row 1) (RS) [p1, k3, p1, k3], p1

Row 2) p1, [k1, p5, k1, p1]

Row 3) [k2, p1, k3, p1, k1], k1

Row 4) p1, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3]

Row 5) [p1, k3, p1, k3], p1

Row 6) k1, [k1, p5, k2]

Row 7) [p3, k3, p2], p1

Row 8) p1, [k3, p1, k3, p1]

Row 9) [k2, p5, k1], k1

Row 10) p1, [p2, k3, p3]

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• 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 you need.

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DIAGONAL

DIAGONAL knitting pattern DIAGONAL stitch pattern ohlalana

DIAGONAL Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 6 sts.

DIAGONAL knitting pattern DIAGONAL stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

The instructions between brackets correspond to the grey coloured part on the chart. Repeat it as many times as needed.

Row 1) (RS) [p2, k4]

Row 2) [p4, k2]

Row 3) [p2, k4]

Row 4) [p4, k2]

Row 5) [k2, p2, k2]

Row 6) [p2, k2, p2]

Row 7) [k2, p2, k2]

Row 8) [p2, k2, p2]

Row 9) [k4, p2]

Row 10) [k2, p4]

Row 11) [k4, p2]

Row 12) [k2, p4]

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• 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 you need.

DIAGONAL knitting pattern DIAGONAL stitch pattern ohlalana

BASKET

BASKET knitting pattern BASKET stitch pattern ohlalana

BASKET Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 10 sts.

BASKET knitting pattern BASKET stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

The instructions between brackets correspond to the grey coloured part on the chart. Repeat it as many times as needed.

Row 1) (RS) [k2, p7, k1]

Row 2) [p1, k7, p2]

Row 3) [k2, p7, k1]

Row 4) p all sts

Row 5) [p4, k3, p3]

Row 6) [k3, p3, k4]

Row 7) [p4, k3, p3]

Row 8) p all sts

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• 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 you need.

BASKET knitting pattern BASKET stitch pattern ohlalana

POLKA DOTS

POLKA DOTS knitting pattern POLKA DOTS stitch pattern ohlalana

POLKA DOTS Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 20 sts.

POLKA DOTS knitting pattern POLKA DOTS stitch pattern ohlalana

POLKA DOTS knitting pattern POLKA DOTS stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

The instructions between brackets correspond to the grey coloured part on the chart. Repeat it as many times as needed.

Row 1) [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2]

Row 2) [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4]

Row 3) [p5, k11, p4]

Row 4) [k4, p11, k5]

Row 5) [p5, k11, p4]

Row 6) [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4]

Row 7) [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2]

Row 8) [p5, k9, p6]

Row 9) [k6, p9, k5]

Row 10) [p5, k9, p6]

 

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• 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 you need.

POLKA DOTS knitting pattern POLKA DOTS stitch pattern ohlalana

PINWHEELS

PINWHEELS knitting pattern PINWHEEL stitch pattern ohlalana

PINWHEELS Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 12 sts.

PINWHEELS knitting pattern PINWHEEL stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

The instructions between brackets correspond to the grey coloured part on the chart. Repeat it as many times as needed.

Row 1) (RS) [p6, k6]

Row 2) [p5, k1, p1, k5]

Row 3) [p4, k2, p2, k4]

Row 4) [p3, k3, p3, k3]

Row 5) [p2, k4, p4, k2]

Row 6) [p1, k5, p5, k1]

Row 7) [k6, p6]

Row 8) [p6, k6]

Row 9) [k1, p5, k5, p1]

Row 10) [k2, p4, k4, p2]

Row 11) [k3, p3, k3, p3]

Row 12) [k4, p2, k2, p4]

Row 13) [k5, p1, k1, p5]

Row 14) [k6, p6]

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• 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 you need.

windmill stitch pattern free stitch knitting pattern windmills

RHOMBI

RHOMBI knitting pattern DIAMONDS stitch pattern ohlalana

RHOMBI Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 8 sts + 1.

RHOMBI knitting pattern DIAMONDS stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

The instructions between brackets correspond to the grey coloured part on the chart. Repeat it as many times as needed.

Row 1) (RS) p1, [k7, p1]

Row 2) [p1, k1, p5, k1], p1

Row 3) k1, [k1, p1, k3, p1, k2]

Row 4) [p3, k1, p1, k1, p2], p1

Row 5) k1, [k3, p1, k4]

Row 6) [p3, k1, p1, k1, p2], p1

Row 7) k1, [k1, p1, k3, p1, k2]

Row 8) [p1, k1, p5, k1], p1

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• 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 you need.

rhombi stitch pattern free stitch knitting pattern diamonds