PATTERN 40: SMALL POLKA DOTS
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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 40: SMALL POLKA DOTS
- 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, SMALL POLKA DOTS pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 3 times the SMALL POLKA DOTS pattern complete + rows 1) to 13) 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 POLKA DOTS Pattern
(Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) k all sts
Row 2) k2, p1, [p5, k2, p1]
Row 3) [p4, k4], p3
Row 4) k3, [p4, k4]
Row 5) [p4, k4], p3
Row 6) k2, p1, [p5, k2, p1]
Row 7) k all sts
Row 8) p all sts
Row 9) [k5, p2, k1], k3
Row 10) p3, [k4, p4]
Row 11) [k4, p4], k3
Row 12) p3, [k4, p4]
Row 13) [k5, p2, k1], k3
Row 14) p all sts
SMALL POLKA DOTS Stitch Pattern – CHART
- Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
- Repeat the the chart as many times as you need (4 times horizontally, in case of this block).
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