Due to its name, my inspiration for this block is pretty obvious 🙂
But let me tell you something, so you don’t make the same mistake I did: don’t block it! I learned this the hard way.
I wish I had took a photo before blocking it… I almost started a new one, but then I remembered that I’m already behind schedule. So I left it as is, and started designed block 23.
I hope you like it!
PS: You can add this pattern to your Ravelry library by clicking HERE.
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 22: SPANISH ROOF TILES
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, SPANISH ROOF TILES pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 6 times the SPANISH ROOF TILES 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.
SPANISH ROOF TILES Pattern
(Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 11 more sts to reach the needed 35.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed.
Row 1) (RS) [k1, p2, k6, p2, k1], k1, p2, k6, p2
Row 2) p1, k1, p6, k1, p2, [p2, k1, p6, k1, p2]
Row 3) [k2, p1, k6, p1, k2], k2, p1, k6, p1, k1
Row 4) p2, k6, p3, [p3, k6, p3]
Row 5) [k3, p2, k2, p2, k3], k3, p2, k2, p2, k2
Row 6) p2, k1, p4, k1, p3, [p3, k1, p4, k1, p3]
Row 7) [k3, p1, k4, p1, k3], k3, p1, k4, p1, k2
Row 8) k2, p6, k3, [k3, p6, k3]
SPANISH ROOF TILES Stitch Pattern – CHART
Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
Repeat the grey part of the chart as many times as you need (2 times horizontally, in case of this block).