PATTERN 20: SPIRAL COLUMNS
We reached or 20th pattern! I’m loving this project, specially each time I see one of the photos you share in Ravelry and Instagram 😀
I have a confession: I get bored very easily. I cant’ help it! Therefore, knitting big blankets was always difficult for me…
This project was born after my son asked me if I could knit him a big blanket for his bed. Obviously, I wanted to do it. But I knew that, if I were to use the same pattern to make all the blanket, the almost certain outcome would be a halfway knitted blanket stored in my closet for years.
After the success of my 12 Blocks of Xmas Blanket KAL, the solution was obvious to me: continue to design squares which entertain me, and share them. The second part is essential for me: knowing that all of you are there, waiting for the next pattern, keeps me focused. The magic of feeling accountable! 😛
So thank you for being there!!!
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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.
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UPDATE February 2020
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 20: SPIRAL COLUMNS
- 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, SPIRAL COLUMNS pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 4 times the SPIRAL COLUMNS 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.
SPIRAL COLUMNS Pattern
(Over a multiple of 5 sts.)
Row 1) (RS) [k4, p1]
Row 2) [k1, p4]
Row 3) [k4, p1]
Row 4) [k1, p4]
Row 5) [p1, k3, p1]
Row 6) [k1, p2, k1, p1]
Row 7) [p1, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 8) [k2, p1, k1, p1]
Row 9) [p1, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 10) [k2, p1, k1, p1]
Row 11) [k2, p1, k1, p1]
Row 12) [k2, p3]
SPIRAL COLUMNS 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 (7 times horizontally, in 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 KAL HERE. 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.