Stitch On Sunday Blanket Week Four
I can’t believe we’re already at week 4 of the Stitch on Sunday Blanket! It seems to be flying over and I’m loving seeing all the versions coming in.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can head here for the full explanation and start with week one.
Our week four square is called Alternating Lace, not the prettiest of names, but I think the pattern is beautiful. It reminds me of tree bark and I take pleasure from nature.
I have gone with a much more simple pattern this week, after the previous two weeks which were a little tricky. I’ve realised that the blanket has attracted a lot of new knitters who haven’t stepped into the world of lace that much, so I thought we would do a week of just learning what each stage does, creating those lovely slipped stitches and yarn overs.
Next week will be one you can get your teeth into a little more!
The YouTube video for the swatch is now online so you can see exactly how to knit a full repeat, and there is also a video to teach you how to connect your knitting to the previous square as you work.
I send a weekly email to my mailing list, so if you would like an email once a week to remind you to work on your blanket, you can sign up here.
Please note, since the blanket squares started in January 2021, the emails you receive will start from week one. So you may see what is ahead long before you receive them. They will arrive weekly from the first Sunday after you sign up.
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For the entire blanket, I will be using James C Brett DK with Merino since I have lots leftover from when I was selling baby knits. It’s a warm and soft yarn which is machine washable and, frankly, I won’t use it for much else now.
I’m also using 3.5mm (US 4) needles as I like the tight-knit look that this gives the James C Brett.
Please feel free to use whichever weight, type, and style yarn you prefer. There are no rules on this blanket. I am really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful versions you create. The only reason I am telling you the yarn and needles I’m using is in case you do want it exactly like mine.
WEEK FOUR- ALTERNATING LACE
- k – knit
- p – purl
- k2tog – knit two stitches together
- yo – yarn over
- sl1 – slip one stitch purlwise
- psso – pass slipped stitch over
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- rep – repeat
Cast on 39 sts (40 sts if joining as you go -see video instructions for that here)
Row 1 (RS): k1, *k2, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2 and all alt rows: purl
Row 3: work as set for row 1
Row 5: work as set for row 1
Row 7: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, *k2, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1
Row 9: work as set for row 7
Row 11: work as set for row 7
Row 12: work as set for row 2
Rep rows 1 – 12 a further 4 times.
Come back next Sunday for your fifth square!
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