Shall We Brocade – November 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 King Charles Brocade 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

Instructions:

Cast on 35 stitches I used long tail {http://www.ktinghelp.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 p. K 5, place single colored stitch marker, K 26, place single colored stitch marker, k 5, with yarn in front slip the last stitch p-wise.

Row 2 (WS): K first stitch through the back loop, k 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, k1, *p1, k9, p1, k1; repeat from * to marker, sm, k4.

Row 8 (WS): k4, sm, k1, p1, k1, p7, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, sm, k4.

Row 9 (RS): k4, sm, (k1, p1) twice, k 5, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k 5, (p 1, k 1) twice, sm, k4.

Row 10 (WS): k4, sm, p2, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2, sm, k4.

Row 11 (WS): k4, sm, k3, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k5, (p1, k1) 3 times, p 1, k 3, sm, k4.

Row 12 (RS): k4, sm, p4, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p7, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p4, sm, k4.

Row 13 (WS): k4, sm, k5, * p1, k1, p1, k9; repeat from * to last 8 sts before marker, p1, k1, p1, k5, sm, k4.

Row 14 (RS): k4, sm, p4, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p7, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p4, sm, k4.

Row 15 (WS): k4, sm, k3, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k5, (p1, k1) 3 times, p 1, k 3, sm, k4.

Row 16 (RS): k4, sm, p2, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2, sm, k4.

Row 17 (WS): k4, sm, (k1, p1) twice, k 5, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k 5, (p 1, k 1) twice, sm, k4.

Row 18 (RS): k4, sm, k1, p1, k1, p7, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, sm, k4.

Repeat Rows 7 – 18 for four (4) 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.ktinghelp.com/videos/binding-off} the first video for a square like this. Just do your best to keep your tension even.