To ease the “back to knitting”, this one has alternate “k all sts” rows 😛
Oh, and I also want to ask for your help. Block 32 will be out next Tuesday and I have no idea what to name it 😕 My inspiration came from one of my plant pots and I’ll be sharing a photo of both (knitted square and plant pot) in a bit. I’d love to hear your ideas :idea:!
Happy Friday, and happy knitting!
PS: I’ll be posting the following blocks in a “2 per week” basis until we get back on schedule. I’m sorry for the inconvenience! If you’re part of my Ravelry group you already know this, but just in case I wanted to share it here also. 😀
If you want to add this block to your Ravelry library, clickhere.
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.
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 31: SMALL GARTER DIAGONAL
CO: cast on
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
– 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, SMALL GARTER DIAGONAL pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 6 times the SMALL GARTER DIAGONAL 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.
SMALL GARTER DIAGONAL Pattern
(Over a multiple of 4 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) k all sts
Row 2) k1, p2, [k2, p2]
Row 3) k all sts
Row 4) p2, k1, [k1, p2, k1]
Row 5) k all sts
Row 6) p1, k2, [p2, k2]
Row 7) k all sts
Row 8) k2, p1, [p1, k2, p1]
SMALL GARTER DIAGONAL Stitch Pattern – CHART
Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
Work the grey part as many times as the pattern calls for (8 times horizontally, in the case of this block).
If you want to support my work, you can buy the PDF file containing patterns 1 to 20 of my 52 Square Pickup KALHERE. 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!! 😆