Let's knit a blanket, square three trellis stitch pattern is up today!
If you have missed the details and other patterns of the KNIT-A-LONG (KAL) of the Quarantine blanket, you can find it in the following posts:
- Let's knit a blanket, Square 1 - with all the details about the KAL.
- Moss Stitch Square 2;
- Square 4 in Garter Stitch with 4 hearts.
As we are all constraint in resources (unless you are a well-prepared hoarder), my finished blanket will only be shared in a few months' time (or sooner).
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knit a blanket - square 3
The square in the image has not been blocked yet. Blocking is recommended.
KNIT A BLANKET - SQUARE 3 FREE KNITTING PATTERN
What you'll need:
- 2 colors of the same Yarn (I used Elle Gold Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn)
- Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- Blunt Needles (stitching it together)
- The Pattern
intarsia knitting or fair isle knitting:
The square pattern includes a heart insert.
You'll use the Intarsia method for the insert.
*Ensure that the yarn overlaps when you are changing colors to avoid any holes in your knitting project.
The basic pattern is the same as the knitting pattern for the Easy Knit Square Pattern, but the number of stitches has been adjusted for future square designs.
Square 3, knit in trellis stitch with intarsia heart insert
k - Knit
p - Purl
sts - Stitches
A - main color
B - color for heart insert
NOTES ON THE PATTERN:
The square is divided into thirds:
First part (11 sts) - knit in trellis stitch
Middle part (11sts) - knit according to the pattern
Third part (11 sts) - knit in trellis stitch
This square came out a tad longer than the other 2 squares previously shared in this KAL. Surely the difference between the garter stitch and moss stitch is understandable, and blocking will help. But square #3, is even longer than square #2. It is therefore imperative to either reduce the number of rows or to use smaller knitting needles.
Cast on 33 sts in A, color B will only apply in rows 26 to 33.
Knit as follows:-
1st row - k3, *p1, k5; repeat from * to end.
2nd Row - p4, *k1, p1, k1, p3; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
3rd Row - k1, *p1, k3, p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
4th Row - k3, *p5, k1; repeat from * to end.
5th Row - as 3rd row.
6th Row - as 2nd row.
Rows 7 to 18 - repeat the above 6 rows (twice).
19th Row - as 1st row.
20th Row - as 2nd row.
21st Row - k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; p1, k3; k11; k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1.
22nd Row - k3, p5, k1, p2; p11; p4, k1, p5, k1.
23rd Row - k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; p1, k3; k11; k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1 (as row 21)
24th Row - p4, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1; p11; k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2.
25th Row - k3, p1, k5, p1, k1; k11; k5, p1, k5.
Get ready to Join color B in the next row:
26th Row - p4, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1; p5 (A), change and join color B, p1 (B), p5 (A); k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2.
27th Row - k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; p1, k3; k4 (A), k3 (B), k4 (A); k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1.
28th Row - k3, p5, k1, p2; p3 (A), p5 (B), p3 (A); p4, k1, p5, k1.
29th Row - k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; p1, k3; k2 (A), k7 (B), k2 (A); k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1.
30th Row - p4, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1; p1 (A), p9 (B), p1 (A); k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2.
31st Row - k3, p1, k5, p1, k1; k1 (A), k9 (B), k1 (A); ; k5, p1, k5.
32nd Row - p4, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1; p1 (A), p4 (B), p1 (A), p4 (B), p1 (A); k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2.
33rd Row - k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; p1, k3; k2 (A), k2 (B), k3 (A), k2 (B), k2 (A); k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1.
34th Row - as row 22.
35th Row - as row 21.
36th Row - as row 24.
37th Row - as row 25.
38th Row - as row 24.
39th Row - as row 21.
40th Row - as row 22.
41st Row - as row 5 (row 3)
42nd Row - as row 6 (row 2)
Rows 43 - 60 - repeat row 1 to 6 (3 times)
Cast off and weave in ends of heart insert.
Most of us are homebound. Use your time to make something to remind you of the difficulties you faced during Covid 19, but also, of the wonderful gift of time, we were given.
Remember to have fun, love your family and stay safe.