I really enjoyed designing this block 🙂 It’s fun to look at, but needs atention. The rows are very similar and, if you have some years of knitting under your belt, the pattern can trick you into believing that you don’t need to look at the instructions…
Whaaaaat? You think I’m talking about my own experience? That I forgot to knit the center squares at the middle boxes the first time I made it?
You bet I did!!! 😳 So, be careful 😀
PS: do you have any suggestions for the design of the following blocks? I was thinking about a botanical theme, or maybe circles… I’d love to hear your ideas!!
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UPDATE February 2020
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The entire pattern is below.
You can also find this pattern in my collection “52 SQUARE PICKUP: Patterns 1 to 20” HERE. As a “Beginner Stitch Patterns” mini book it could be a great resource for your future projects.
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 4: STACKED BOXES
- 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, STACKED BOXES Stitch over 35 sts, 4 garter sts (see the stitch glossary below) until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 2 times the STACKED BOXES pattern complete + rows 1) to 15).
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
STACKED BOXES Stitch for THIS BLOCK
Row 1) (RS) k3, p10, k10, p10, k2
Row 2) p2, k10, p10, k10, p3
Row 3) k3, p10, k10, p10, k2
Row 4) p2, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3
Row 5) k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k2
Row 6) p2, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3
Row 7) k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k2
Row 8) p2, k10, p10, k10, p3
Row 9) k3, p10, k10, p10, k2
Row 10) p2, k10, p10, k10, p3
Row 11) p3, k10, p10, k10, p2
Row 12) k2, p10, k10, p10, k3
Row 13) p3, k10, p10, k10, p2
Row 14) k2, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3
Row 15) p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p2
Row 16) k2, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3
Row 17) p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p2
Row 18) k2, p10, k10, p10, k3
Row 19) p3, k10, p10, k10, p2
Row 20) k2, p10, k10, p10, k3
STACKED BOXES Stitch – CHART
- Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.