Lines to my Diagonal – October 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.
– 6 stitch markers (4 off the same color then 2 of different colors for example, 1 orange, 1 green, & 4 pink)
– Cable Needle

Notes:

– I want to thank my co-creator with the basic idea of this square, Jessica from crochetjessica.com {http://crochetjessica.com}. She helped with the basic design and then I completed the rest. September was a very hectic month and when she gave me the basic pattern I was like this will make it so much easier for me.

– This is just a simple texture design showcasing what can be done with just knits & purls. Now if you are anything like I am then the simple designs give you the most problems where the more complicated ones just flow off the needles without issues.

Legend:

K – knit
P – purl
PM – place marker
SM – slip marker

Instructions:

Cast on 35 stitches (watch this cause this is one less then you are used to) I used long tail {http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/long-tail-cast-on}, but feel free to use your own choice of cast on.

Row 1 (RS): Slip first stitch with yarn in front as if to purl. Knit 4, place single colored stitch marker (my case a green one), knit 26, place single colored stitch marker (my case orange one), knit 4, 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.

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

Row 7 (RS): K4, sm, *K4, P1, pm (one of the 4)* repeat from * to * till you hit the last marker, sm, K4

– Side note: after this row the pm will be replaced with sm for every repeat on row 7 See below for marker placement. The green marks the start of right side row.

Row 8 (WS): K4, sm, *P1, K1, P3* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 9 (RS): K4, sm, *K2, P1, K2* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 10 (WS): K4, sm, *P3, K1, P1* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 11 (RS): K4, sm, *P1, K4* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 12 (WS): K4, sm, *K1, P4* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 13 (RS): K4, sm, *K3, P1, K1* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 14 (WS): K4, sm, *P2, K1, P2* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 15 (RS): K4, sm, *K1, P1, K3* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Row 16 (WS): K4, sm, *P4, K1* repeat from * to * till last marker, sm, K4

Repeat rows 7 – 16 till you have reached approximately 8inches from the bottom of the square. If I remember correctly I did 4 repeats.

Then repeat rows 1-6 once & 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.

Count Mark Offs:

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16