Stitch On Sunday Blanket Week Nineteen
Welcome to week 19 of the Stitch on Sunday Blanket.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can head here for the full explanation and start with week one.
Week 19’s square is a weaving stitchwork that creates lovely little bumps all over. It goes by the name Thistles.
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.
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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 NINETEEN – THISTLES
- k – knit
- p – purl
- yo – yarn over
- ssk – slip the next stitch knitwise, and the following stitch purlwise, slip back to the LH needle, and knit them both through the back loop.
- k2tog – knit two stitches together
- ( ) – work the instructions inside the parentheses the number of times stated immediately afterwards
- RH – right hand
- LH – left hand
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- rep – repeat
If you watch my YouTube video, you will see that I was concerned about the size of this square.
Once I blocked it, it turned out that 45 sts was enough for me, but I was worried I might need 49sts.
Due to the nature of the pattern, it will depend on the yarn you use as to how many stitches you cast on, but I would personally, cast on 45 sts, knit a few repeats, and then check it against your other squares for size.
If you do need 49sts, omit the “last 5 sts” section of each pattern repeat, and work the repeat until the last st, then k1.
Cast on 45 sts (46 sts if joining as you go)
Or a multiple of 8 sts, plus 1 st.
Row 1: *k1, ssk, (k1, yo) twice, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1
Row 2 and all alt rows: p
Row 3: *k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, ssk, yo, k2
Row 5: *k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1
Row 7: *k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 8: p
Rep rows 1 – 8 a further seven times.
See you next week for week 20 and our halfway point!
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