Happy Monday 🙂
As you surely guessed, I had no idea how to call this one. Any suggestions?
Enjoy your week, and happy knitting!
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.
You’re also welcome to join our Ravelry group.
– 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, ALIENS RISING pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 4 times the ALIENS RISING 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.
(Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 11 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) k all sts
Row 2) k4, p3, k2, p2, [p1, k4, p3, k2, p2]
Row 3) [k6, p6], k6, p5
Row 4) k4, p3, k2, p2, [p1, k4, p3, k2, p2]
Row 5) k all sts
Row 6) p1, k2, p4, k2, p2, [p2, k2, p4, k2, p2]
Row 7) k all sts
Row 8) p1, k2, p3, k4, p1, [p2, k2, p3, k4, p1]
Row 9) [p6, k6], p6, k5
Row 10) p1, k2, p3, k4, p1, [p2, k2, p3, k4, p1]
Row 11) k all sts
Row 12) p1, k2, p4, k2, p2, [p2, k2, p4, k2, p2]
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!! 😆