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:) About the Pattern:

Difficulty level: Beginner

Knit & Purl stitches

Written pattern, no chart

Knit flat, back and forth

Time it took me to knit: 2-3 hours per skein of yarn

Dimensions: 41″ {104cm} x 41” {104cm}

Gauge: 9 sts & 14 rows per 4” {10cm} square


:) Materials Needed:

Approximately 525-575 yards of a super bulky yarn

I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick, Oatmeal

Size 13 {9mm} needles with 40” cable

Darning needle, or tool of choice to weave in ends

Scissors


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:) Pattern:

Start by knitting in the magic-loop-method.
CO 4 STS, place a stitch marker in between each stitch, with a unique stitch marker for the beginning of your round, split 2 STS per needle. {or you can use DPN’s.}

Round 1: *K1, SM* {repeat 4 times}

Round 2: *INC1, K1, INC1, SM, K1, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}
Round 3: *K3, SM, INC1, K1, INC1, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}

Round 4: *INC1, K3, INC1, SM, K3, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}
Round 5: *K5, SM, INC1, K3, INC1, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}

Round 6: *INC1, K5, INC1, SM, K5, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}
Round 7: *K7, SM, INC1, K5, INC1, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}

Round 8: *INC1, K7, INC1, SM, K7 SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}
Round 9: *K9, SM, INC1, K7, INC1, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}

Round 10: *INC1, K9, INC1, SM, K9 SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}
Round 11: *K11, SM, INC1, K7, INC9, SM* {repeat one more time for the other side}

I think you have the hang of it now, so you’ll want to repeat rounds 10 & 11 until you’ve reached your desired size.

Knit all the STS in the row before you start your border, leaving the 4 stitch markers in place.


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Border:
Row 1: [P1K1, *P1, K1* P1, KFB | SM | KFB, *K1, P1* K1, P1K1] repeat 1 more time

Row 2: *P1, K1* {slip markers as you come to them}

Row 3: [KFB, *K1, P1* K1, P1K1| SM | P1K1, *P1, K1* P1, KFB] repeat 1 more time

Row 4: *K1, P1* {slip markers as you come to them}

Row 5: [P1K1, *P1, K1* P1, KFB | SM | KFB, *K1, P1* K1, P1K1] repeat 1 more time

Row 6: *P1, K1* {slip markers as you come to them}

Bind-off:
BO: [*KFB, put both STS on right needle slipping the first stitch over the second, BO knitting the knit STS and purling the purl STS {this will give you a stretchy edge} your last stitch before your stitch marker, KFB, put both STS on right needle slipping the first stitch over the second, BO last st, remove stitch marker*]repeat 4 times

Note:
You can block it if you want to. I blocked mine, several times, and the center never laid completely flat. :( I created this pattern because I love all the square crocheted blankets out there that start in the center and I want a knitted one, but couldn’t find one. Well, I guess I know why… it doesn’t lay flat in the center… but I still love it!


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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}

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

KFB – knit the stitch, before slipping off, knit another stitch into the back of the same stitch, slip to right needle

P1K1 – purl 1 stitch, without slipping the stitch knit into the same stitch, creating 2 STS.

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

SM – slip marker

STS – stitches

Ask a question or share your opinion


Member
michon_samantha
1 month 4 days ago

Do you have a good tutorial that would be helpful for understanding the Magic Circle method. I found one but then I don’t understand how you knit from that. Perhaps you can describe it to me in another way?

Member
1 month 3 days ago

Hello,

I have a couple of tutorial videos:
https://www.bromefields.com/video-how-to-cast-on-long-tail-method-when-knitting-in-the-round/
https://www.bromefields.com/video-how-to-knit-and-purl-in-the-round/

Here’s one from Knit Picks that I like too :)
https://tutorials.knitpicks.com/knitting-in-the-round/

I knit using the Continental method, but the English method is more common.
Please let me know if you have any other questions, I’ll do my best to help.
Thank you!

 

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