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POKER COASTERS

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!

POKER COASTERS

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Final measures: 5” x 5” (12.5 cm x 12.5 cm)

Tension / gauge: 18.5 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

Materials

  • 1 straight needle US 8 (5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Worsted yarn in white, red and black colors. OR fingering or sport yarn USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 25 sts with US 8 (5 mm) needles and white color yarn.

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 7 (4.5 mm) needles, work 4 rows in seed / moss stitch (see the stitch glossary at the end).

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 seed / moss sts, Poker card pattern (see each one below) over 17 sts, 4 seed / moss sts for 23 rows.

– Work  4 rows in seed / moss stitch.

– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

SPADE PATTERN

Written instructions

The bolded part is knitted with black yarn.

Row 1) (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 3) k5, k7, k5

Row 4) p6, p5, p6

Row 5) k7, k3, k5

Row 6) p8, p1, p8

Row 7) k3, k3, k2, k1, k2, k3, k3

Row 8) p2, p5, p1, p1, p1, p5, p2

Row 9) k1, k15, k1

Row 10) p1, p15, p1

Row 11) k1, k15, k1

Row 12) p2, p13, p2

Row 13) k3, k11, k3

Row 14) p4, p9, p4

Row 15) k5, k7, k5

Row 16) p6, p5, p6

Row 17) k6, k5, k5

Row 18) p7, p3, p7

Row 19) k7, k3, k7

Row 20) p8, p1, p8

Row 21) k8, k1, k8

Row 22) p all sts

Row 23) k all sts

Charted instructions

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CLUB PATTERN

Written instructions

The bolded part is knitted with black yarn.

Row 1) (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 3) k all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 5) k5, k7, k5

Row 6) p6, p5, p6

Row 7) k7, k3, k7

Row 8) p3, p2, p3, p1, p3, p2, p3

Row 9) k2, k4, k2, k1, k2, k4, k2

Row 10) p1, p6, p1, p1, p1, p6, p1

Row 11) k1, k15, k1

Row 12) p1, p6, p1, p1, p1, p6, p1

Row 13) k2, k4, k2, k1, k2, k4, k2

Row 14) p3, p2, p2, p3, p2, p2, p3

Row 15) k6, k5, k6

Row 16) p5, p7, p5

Row 17) k5, k7, k5

Row 18) p6, p5, p6

Row 19) k7, k3, k7

Row 20) p all sts

Row 21) k all sts

Row 22) p all sts

Row 23) k all sts

Charted instructions

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DIAMOND PATTERN

Written instructions

The bolded part is knitted with red yarn.

Row 1) (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 3) k all sts

Row 4) p8, p1, p8

Row 5) k8, k1, k8

Row 6) p7, p3, p7

Row 7) k7, k3, k7

Row 8) p6, p5, p6

Row 9) k5, k7, k5

Row 10) p4, p9, p4

Row 11) k3, k11, k3

Row 12) p1, p15, p1

Row 13) k3, k11, k3

Row 14) p4, p9, p4

Row 15) k5, k7, k5

Row 16) p6, p5, p6

Row 17) k7, k3, k7

Row 18) p7, p3, p7

Row 19) k8, k1, k8

Row 20) p8, p1, p8

Row 21) k all sts

Row 22) p all sts

Row 23) k all sts

Charted instructions

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HEART PATTERN

Written instructions

The bolded part is knitted with red yarn.

Row 1) (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 3) k all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 5) k8, k1, k8

Row 6) p7, p3, p7

Row 7) k6, k5, k6

Row 8) p5, p7, p5

Row 9) k4, k9, k4

Row 10) p3, p11, p3

Row 11) k2, k13, k2

Row 12) p1, p15, p1

Row 13) k1, k15, k1

Row 14) p1, p15, p1

Row 15) k1, k15, k1

Row 16) p1, p7, p1, p7, p1

Row 17) k2, k5, k3, k5, k2

Row 18) p3, p4, p3, p4, p3

Row 19) k4, k2, k5, k2, k4

Row 20) p all sts

Row 21) k all sts

Row 22) p all sts

Row 23) k all sts

Charted instructions

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STITCH GLOSSARY

Stocking Stitch (also called Stockinette Stitch)  

RS: k all sts

WS: p all sts

Alternate those 2 rows.

SEED / MOSS Stitch

Row 1) *k1, p1*, repeat from * to *

Row 2) k over p, and p over k.

Always repeat row 2.

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