Hi fellow knitters!
It’s time for the April Challenge KAL –
This will not be a typical *square cloth* !
Some things you need to know:
- 1 skein cotton yarn, [100yds] solid color recommended [color, your preference]
- # 7 knitting needles [or your preferred needles]
What is the CHALLENGE? Cable cast-on; turning work
- Using the CABLE CAST-ON – you will be adding stitches within rows throughout this cloth – this cast-on is recommended, not the backwards loop - if you are not familiar with this, you can find out about it at knittinghelp.com - essentially, it is done like knitting your next stitch, but you put it back on your left needle, I hope that doesn’t confuse anyone—use your knitting how-to book, or check the internet
- The pattern gives you the number of stitches that you should have on your needles every few rows, so you can check to be sure you are on target –
- One direction in the pattern you may not be familiar with: *TURN* - now, this is not scary, it is not meant to turn yourself in contorted positions! – it simply means to *turn* your work, just as you do when you finish a row, you *turn* your work and have the other side facing you, ready to work [knit]
Okay- let’s get started!
- Cast on 7 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl. TURN. Cast on 4 stitches. [total, 11 stitches now]. Do NOT turn.
NOTE: the designer made the pattern in sections, so the row numbers will go from 1 to 6, then start over with Row 1 again.
Row 1: K 5, P 5, K 1. TURN. Cast on 4 st – Do NOT turn. [15 stitches]
Row 2: P 5, K 5, P 5. TURN.
Row 3: K 5, P 5, K 5. TURN.
Row 4: P 5, K 5, P 5. TURN.
Row 5: K 5, P 5, K 5. TURN
Row 6: P 5, K 5, P 5. TURN. Cast on 5 stitches. Do NOT Turn. [20 stitches]
Row 1: [K 5, P 5] x 2; TURN. Cast on 5 stitches. Do NOT Turn [25stitches]
Row 2: [P 5, K 5] x 2, P 5
Row 3: [K 5, P 5] x 2, K 5
Row 4: [P 5, K 5] x 2, P 5
Row 5: [K 5, P 5] x 2, K 5
Row 6: [ P 5, K 5] x 2, P 5. TURN. – Cast on 5 stitches. Do NOT Turn. [ 30 st]
Okay – now you can see the *pattern* forming – it should look like little boxes, kind of like a checkerboard, where one square goes horizontal the other is vertical.
Happy Knitting til tomorrow! Happy Easter ! ~ Linda
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