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{FREE} SUCCESS : Checkered Lace Placemat Knitting Pattern

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I’ve been searching for the perfect Jute yarn, one that isn’t too rough on my hands, with no luck. I decided to try linen instead, however it’s a little stiff to work. Then I found a 50/50 cotton linen blend that’s soft and has that rustic farmhouse feel that I’ve been looking for!
It’s already August and the locusts are singing and the surprise lilies {also known as naked ladies} are popping up. This means the peak of summer is here in Kansas and fall is right around the corner. Anyone else ready for the autumn colors and cool crisp mornings?

This placemat uses the Day 8 Checkered Lace Knit Stitch, which is one of my favorites. I think it has so many possibilities!

About:

  • Time it took me to knit: 4-5 hours
  • Gauge: 15 sts & 20 rows per 4” {10cm} square
  • Weight: 2.1oz {40g}
  • Measurements before blocking: 9” {23cm} wide x 8 1/2” {22cm} long
  • Measurements after blocking: 9 3/4” {25cm} Wide x 9 1/4” long {24cm}
  • Or you can make a rectangle: 18” {46cm} x 8 1/2” {22cm} long

Materials:

  • Approximately 85-95 Yards of a Worsted Yarn
  • {I used Rowan Creative Linen.}
  • Size US 7 {4.5mm} Knitting Needles
  • Darning Needle
  • Craft Scissors

Pattern, Knit Flat, Simple Version:

Notes:

The CO edge is the width.

If you’d like to make a rectangle placemat, 18” {46cm} x 8 1/2” {22cm}, CO 57 STS, instead of 33 and then follow the pattern below.

Pattern:

  • Holding 2 strands of yarn
  • CO 33 STS {CO in increments of 6+9}
  • Row 1 {WS}: *K3, P3* K3
  • Row 2 {RS}: P3 *K3, P3*
  • Row 3 {WS}: *K3, P3* K3
  • Row 4 {RS}: K3 *YO, S1PW, K2TOG TBL, PSSO, YO, K3*
  • Row 5 {WS}: *P3, K3*
  • Row 6 {RS}: K3 *P3, K3*
  • Row 7 {WS}: *P3, K3* P3
  • Row 8 {RS}: P3 *K3, YO, S1PW, K2TOG TBL, PSSO, YO* K3, P3
  • Repeat rows 1-8 4 more times for a total of 5 repeats.
  • Repeat rows 1-3
  • Last Row: BO in the row 2 pattern

Tips:

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired. Blocking isn’t required, it’s a personal preference. If you don’t like blocking or just don’t have time {or don’t want to take the time}, please don’t let that stop you from using it. :)

Pattern, Knit Flat, A Little More Advanced Version:

Notes:

The CO edge is the width.

If you’d like to make a rectangular placemat, 18” x 8 1/2”, CO 59 STS, instead of 35, and then follow the pattern below.

Advanced Pattern:

  • Holding 2 strands of yarn
  • CO 35 STS {CO in increments of 6+11}
  • Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *K3, P3* K3 WYIF S1PW
  • Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL, P3 *K3, P3* K1TBL
  • Row 3 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *K3, P3* K3 WYIF S1PW
  • Row 4 {RS}: K1TBL, K3 *YO, S1PW, K2TOG TBL, PSSO, YO, K3* K1TBL
  • Row 5 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P3, K3* WYIF S1PW
  • Row 6 {RS}: K1TBL, K3 *P3, K3* K1TBL
  • Row 7 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P3, K3* P3 WYIF S1PW
  • Row 8 {RS}: K1TBL, P3 *K3, YO, S1PW, K2TOG TBL, PSSO, YO* K3, P3, K1TBL
  • Repeat rows 1-8 4 more times for a total of 5 repeats.
  • Repeat rows 1-3
  • Last Row: BO in the row 2 pattern

Tips:

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired. Blocking isn’t required, it’s a personal preference. If you don’t like blocking or just don’t have time {or don’t want to take the time}, please don’t let that stop you from using it. :)

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • STS – stitches
  • WYIF – with yarn in front
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
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