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LITTLE GEMS

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LITTLE GEMS Stitch Pattern

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

Over a multiple of 10 sts.

LITTLE GEMS knitting pattern LITTLE GEMS 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) [k1, p1, k7, p1], k1

Row 2) k1, [p4, k1, p4, k1]

Row 3) [k4, p1, k1, p1, k3], k1

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

Row 5) [k4, p1, k1, p1, k3], k1

Row 6) k1, [p4, k1, p4, k1]

Row 7) [k1, p1, k7, p1], k1

Row 8) k1, [p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1]

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.

LITTLE GEMS knitting pattern LITTLE GEMS stitch pattern ohlalana

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LITTLE GEMS: BLOCK 2 OF 52 SQUARE PICKUP

LITTLE GEMS stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

I’m publishing this pattern a bit earlier as a surprise for our knitting friends who greet the sun earlier than others (in Australia, New Zealand, etc) So… good morning to you! Meanwhile, I’ll get back to the kitchen to prepare dinner for me and Tomi 😉

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Hi there!! How are you? 

I saw a lot of squares number 1 in Ravelry and Instagram and I could not be happier with the amount of people who joined this project, from many countries of the world. Isn’t it wonderful? Also, did you see that our Ravelry group already has almost 600 members? Amazing!

For all those who did not follow my previous KAL of blocks (12 blocks for Xmas) I would like to remind you that I always leave at the end of each pattern, here on my blog, a PDF copy so you can download it and take it with you anywhere. Speaking of which: does anyone use the first file? I think that, unless someone objects, I’ll start to create just one file: the ROW-BY-ROW. What do you think? Please let me know. Thank you!

I’m going to publish square number 3 next Thursday. And so we began to advance the days a little bit, to arrive with plenty of time in December to assemble the blanket.

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Knitting!

Cecilia

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ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: B – OhLaLana!

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Second pattern of my Alphabet dishcloths series!  

Cecilia

PS: you can also use this pattern as a blanket block. It has the same number of stitches and rows as my “52 square pickup” ones 😉

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DOWNLOADABLE PDFs: New benefit for my Patrons

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Hello dear friends,
As a new benefit for my patrons I’m creating high quality PDF files with each pattern of my 52 Square Pickup KAL and my Alphabet Dishcloth series, with photos, charts and row-by-row instructions. 
I’ll be uploading an updated file each time I release one of the patterns. I still be releasing each pattern in my blog so, if you can’t support me, don’t worry!! You’ll be able to keep knitting along 🙂
You can gain access to this benefit, along with others, by supporting me on Patreon (click on the image below). Thank you!
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FLAGS

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FLAGS Stitch Pattern

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

Over a multiple of 7 sts + 1.

FLAGS knitting pattern FLAGS 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) k1, [p1, k6]

Row 2) [p5, k2], p1

Row 3) k1, [p3, k4]

Row 4) [p3, k4], p1

Row 5) k1, [p5, k2]

Row 6) [p1, k6], 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.

FLAGS knitting pattern FLAGS stitch pattern ohlalana

FLAGS: BLOCK 1 OF 52 SQUARE PICKUP

FLAGS stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

Hello!! We start our “52-SQUARE PICKUP” KAL with a pattern that has a lot of texture: flags stitch pattern. I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

Next block will be published next Friday. I’ll try to take this week to think about the best time to release each pattern. We are part of a global community and I know some of you are reading this on Saturday 5th!! It is so strange to try to work with different time zones… I’ll do my best and let you know. 

See you soon!

Cecilia

PS: I already started with the Alphabet Dishcloths, did you see it? Letter A is ready! I plan to check all boxes in my 2019 goals list 🙂

UPDATE

I added at the end of the post a new row-by-row file, ADJUSTED to meet the same amount of stitches and rows as my “12 blocks for Xmas” ones.

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ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: A – OhLaLana!

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As I told you in the article “2019 Projects at a Glance“, one of my goals for this year is to design and share patterns for Alphabet dishcloths, all 26 capital letters. So… here’s the first one!  

Cecilia

PS: you can also use this pattern as a blanket block. It has the same number of stitches and rows as my “52 square pickup” ones 😉

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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:

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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?

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Puckered coaster seen from the front.

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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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