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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, WAFFLE RIB pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 6 times the WAFFLE RIB 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 5 sts.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 7 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) [p1, k3, p1]
Row 2) [k1, p3, k1]
Row 3) [p1, k3, p1]
Row 4) [k1, p3, k1]
Row 5) [p1, k3, p1]
Row 6) [k1, p3, k1]
Row 7) [k1, p3, k1]
Row 8) [p1, k3, p1]