Stitch On Sunday Blanket Week Three
Welcome to week three of the Stitch on Sunday Blanket!
Last week we had Snakeskin which was a bit trickier than week ones Lacy Triangles, and also double sided. This week we have something a little complicated again but well worth the effort.
If you are new here and wondering what on earth I’m talking about, let me do a mini recap;
Each week I will share a swatch with the instructions to knit it, but, as the weeks’ progress, I will be adding each swatch to the last, creating a blanket of 40 lace swatches.
This will all be free for you to join in with. I will be posting the swatches here, but also over on Instagram and on YouTube. The YouTube version will show me knitting a little bit of the square so you can see exactly what you need to do to create your blanket. If you would love to join in, and it really doesn’t matter when you decide to do this, you can start with week one here.
You can scroll down for the pattern or head over to YouTube and Instagram right now to see week three. I will also 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.
PIN NOW AND KNIT IT LATER!
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 THREE- BRODERIE ANGLAISE
- k – knit
- p – purl
- k2tog – knit two stitches together
- ssk – slip the next st knitwise and the following stitch purlwise. Place both sts back onto the LH needle and knit them together through the back loop.
- RH – right hand
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- RS– right side
- rep – repeat
- beg – beginning
- k1 long – Insert the RH needle 2 rows below into the space between the k2tog and ssk, then knit a stitch, drawing a loop onto the RH needle.
Cast on 46 sts (47 sts if joining as you go – see video instructions for that here
Row 1 (WS) and all alt rows: purl
Row 2: k1, *k4, k2tog, ssk, rep from * to last 5 sts, k5
Row 4: k1, *k4, k1 long, k2, k1 long, rep from * to last 5 sts, k5
Row 6: k1, *k2tog, ssk, k4, rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, ssk, k1
Row 8: k1, *k1 long, k2, k1 long, k4, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1 long, k2, k1 long, k1
Rep rows 1 – 8 a further six times.
purl one row
I love this pattern. I think it creates such a pretty stitch and reminds me of winged sycamore seeds.
I hope you like it too.
Confession time: I realised after posting this blog post, that in all of my photos, my swatch is upside down. Forgive me. I’m grabbing snippets of time where I can due to lockdown 3.0 in the UK and extensive homeschooling. So, your square will look like mine, but the right way up when you are finished! 🤦♀️
Come back next Sunday for your fourth square!
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