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Ronda has requested that we now leave a 50cm/20" tail for sewing squares together. Please butterfly the tail to the square. Instructions for this and an illustration can be found at
Here's my pattern for the PERFORATED RIBBING square. The pattern has been adapted with a couple of rows of garter stitch to make it easier when sewing square together as it's a lacy pattern.
With double knit yarn and 4mm needles cast on 43 stitches.
Work 2 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch)
Continue in pattern as follows.
ROW 1. K2, P1, K1, P1, *yrn, P3tog, yrn, P1, K1, P1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
ROW 2. K2, K1, P1, K1, *P3, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
ROW 3. K2, P1, K1, P1, *K3, P1, K1, P1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
ROW 4. As row 2.
Repeat these four rows until work measures just under 8 inches, work 2 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch) then cast off.
Leave a 20 inch tail for sewing together and butterfly tail before sending to KAS.
Thank you for posting this pattern!
I think this would also be nice for a hat for the needy.
Thank Monika....I've only used this pattern for a square so far but I think it would make a pretty hat too. :))
Louise, thank you for posting this beautiful pattern and for showing us how to make it easier for stitching :) xo
Thanks Louise :)) Another one to the must try list :))
These small holes should trap air rather than let it through and therefore the square ought to be fairly warm. It's certainly a very pretty pattern. Thanks for sharing it. I might get up courage to try it, you never know, lol.
Here's the pattern for the "2-LOOP" square. It's not a new stitch and there's probably a name for this pattern. However, I just call it the 2-loop square.
Chain 32 (or chain number to give desired width according to the type of yarn and size hook); For the above blue squares I used a fairly thick yarn and 5mm hook. For the orange I used DK with a 4mm hook and 31 stitches. If chain is adjusted there must be an odd number of stitches. I also use DK yarn with a 3,5 mm hook and 41 stitches. This obviates the need for a border. The main thing is to play around with your yarn and do what you're most comfortable with.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row. (31) Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: sc in both loops of first stitch,sc in front loop of next sc, sc in back of next sc.Repeat sc in alternate front and back loops to end of row, ending on back loop.(31) ch 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 until work measures required length. If too small, add sc or hdc edging around square until desired size.
Valerie, I just finished one of these. What a lovely pattern ... very thick and warm ... and so easy to do. Thank you for taking the time to write it up for us ... xo
This looks excellent. I knit the corner to corner square but I'm much faster with crochet. I am definitely going to give this a try. Thanks!
How nice to see that this pattern is still being used. I do hope that you enjoy it, Jeanne. I made several last year. I'd forgotten about this pattern and was happy to find it once more.