Stitch On Sunday Blanket Week TWO
Welcome to week two of the Stitch on Sunday Blanket!
Last week we had Lacy Triangles which was a simple, but elegant square. This week we have something a little more complicated but just as beautiful, and reversible too!
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 swatch 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 two. 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 TWO – SNAKESKIN
- 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.
- yo – yarn over
- ( ) – work the instructions inside the parentheses the number of times stated immediately afterward.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- LH – left hand
Cast on 42 sts,
Note: If you are attaching the squares as you work, cast on 43 sts and work a k2tog at the end of every RS row using the last st and the st picked up from the edge of your previous square, and a p1 at the beg of every WS row (see YouTube video for further info)
Row 1 (RS): k1, *k1, p3, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: p1, *p1, k3, p1, rep from * to last st, p1
Row 3: k1, *k1, p1, p2tog, k1, yo, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4: p1, *k4, p1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 5: k1, *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 6: p1, *k2, p2, k1, rep from * to last st, p1
Row 7: k1, *p1, k2, p2, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 8: p1, *k2, p2, k1, rep from * to last st, p1
Row 9: k1, *p2tog, k1, yo, k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 10: p1, *(k1, p1) twice, k1, rep from * to last st, p1
Row 11: k1, *k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 12: p1, *p1, k3, p1, rep from * to last st, p1
Rep rows 1 – 12 a further 4 times.
Block into your lovely second blanket square!
This square looks just as pretty on the reverse. If you would like to sew this in place with the WS facing, I wouldn’t blame you. If you are attaching the squares as you work, and would prefer the WS to be on the facing side of your blanket, start from Row 2 for your first repeat and work a Row 1 before casting off.
The instructions for joining as you go are now up on my YouTube channel here.
Come back next Sunday for your square three!
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