Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Free Pattern: Rib It! August Block of the Month

This highly textured, wavy rib calls for some interesting increase and decrease stitches.  If you've never done a M1R or M1L, there are lots of tutorials on YouTube.

As always, the finished size of this block as written is 8" square;  directions are included for adapting to other sizes.  Have fun!

Be sure to join the free knit-along, the Rib It Blanket KAL, on Ravelry, so you can chat with other knitters and post photos of your blocks.  I would really enjoy seeing them.

For the other free Rib It! Blocks of the Month, click on the Free Knit Patterns tab above and scroll down to Rib-It! for the links.

You can also buy Rib-It!  A Knit Sampler Throw, Parts 1 through 4, which include many more blocks that go with this one, in my Etsy shop--click here.  Or buy them on Ravelry--click here.






COCOON STITCH BLOCK
The stitch pattern is a multiple of 8 + 1.  To make a larger or smaller square, CO more or fewer sts in multiples of 8.


MATERIALS
About 100 yds. worsted weight yarn
#7 needles
Stitch markers
GAUGE
4.5 sts per inch
SPECIAL STITCHES.
M1R = make one right
M1L = make one left
p5tog = purl five sts together.

DIRECTIONS
CO 39 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Begin Pattern:
Row 1 (WS):  k3, pm, p1, *k1, p1, k5, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, pm, k3.
Row 2:  k3, sm, k1, *p5, k1, p1, k1, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Row 3:  k3, sm, p1, *M1L, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, M1R, p1, p5tog, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Rows 4, 6, and 8:  k3, sm, k1, *p1, k1, p5, k1, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Rows 5 and 7:  k3, sm, p1, *k5, p1, k1, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Row 9:  k3, sm, p1, *p5tog, p1, m1L, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, M1R, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Row 10:  rep row 2.
Row 11:  rep row 1.
Row 12:  rep row 2.

Rep these 12 rows three times more.
Knit 4 rows.
BO.  Cut yarn, fasten off.  Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
LH = left hand
M1L = make one left
M1R = make one right
p = purl
p5tog = purl five sts together
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
RH = right hand
sm = slip marker
st, sts = stitch, stitches
WS = wrong side




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