Let Me Seer You – September 2018 Mish Mash CKAL

Gauge Swatch:

4st & 6 rows equal 1in in worsted weight yarn with a US 8 (5.00mm)

Materials:

– Worsted weight yarn
– US 8 (5.00mm) or needle to produce gauge.
– 2 stitch markers of different colors

Notes:

– I decided that the rest of the year may be simple but useful designs for your ability to make scarves, blankets, shawls, etc.

– This one is my version of a seer sucker stitch. I love the subtle diamond look to it & I can see a blanket, shawl, or scarf in it, but that is me.

– As with all my squares you can choose to use a garter stitch border like I have or a seed stitch border depending on your preference.

Legend:

K – knit
P – purl
PM – place marker
SM – slip marker
YO – yarn over {http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/yarn-over-english}

Instructions:

Cast on 36 stitches I used long tail {http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/long-tail-cast-on}, but feel free to use your choice of cast on.

Row 1 (RS): Slip first stitch with yarn in front as if to purl. Knit 3, place stitch marker, Knit 28, place stitch marker, knit 3, with yarn in front slip the last stitch purl-wise.

Row 2 (WS): Knit first stitch through the back loop, knit the rest of the way across
including the last stitch.

Row 3 – 6: Repeat rows 1 & 2 slipping the markers as you come to them.

From now on the first & last stitch will be treated as thus & no longer mentioned in the pattern:
RS: slip first stitch purl-wise with yarn in front, complete pattern till last stitch. With yarn in front slip the last stitch purl-wise.
WS: knit first stitch through the back loop, complete pattern till last stitch. Knit the last stitch as you normally would knit a stitch.
This will create a smooth edge that you will use to join the squares later.

Row 7 (RS): k5, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * till you reach the marker, sm, k5

Row 8 (WS): K5, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * till you reach the marker, sm, k5

Row 9 (RS): K5,*p1,k3* repeat from * to * till you reach the marker, sm, k5

Row 10 (WS): K5, *p3,k1* repeat from * to * till you reach the marker, sm, k5

Row 11 (RS): K5, *k1, p1,k1, p1* repeat from * to * till you reach the marker, sm, k5

Row 12 (WS): K5, *k1, p1, k1, p1* repeat from * to * till you reach the marker, sm, k5

Row 13 (RS): K5, k2, *p1, k3* repeat to the last 2 sts before marker, p1, k1, sm, k5

Row 14 (WS): K5, p1, *k1, p3* repeat to the last 3 sts before marker, k1, p2, sm, k5

Repeat rows 7 – 14 for the pattern repeat until you piece measure about 8in for me it was 9 repeats. Then repeat rows 1-6 & then bind off using your choice of bind off. I normally use a basic knitting bind off {http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/binding-off} the first video for a square like this. Just do your best to keep your tension even.