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– 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, STEP BY STEP pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 4 times the STEP BY STEP pattern complete + rows 1) and 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.
(Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 11 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) p1, [k6, p6], k6, p4
Row 2) k4, p6, [k6, p6], k1
Row 3) p1, [p3, k6, p3], p3, k6, p1
Row 4) k1, p6, k3, [k3, p6, k3], k1
Row 5) p1, [p3, k6, p3], p3, k6, p1
Row 6) p4, k6, [p6, k6], p1
Row 7) k1, [p6, k6], p6, k4
Row 8) p4, k6, [p6, k6], p1
Row 9) k1, [k3, p6, k3], k3, p6, k1
Row 10) p1, k6, p3, [p3, k6, p3], p1
Row 11) k1, [k3, p6, k3], k3, p6, k1
Row 12) k4, p6, [k6, p6], k1
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. And all for the cost of 2 Venti!! 😆