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

 

About:

Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner & Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video, Checklist

 

Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Lace Stitches

Clean Edge

 

Materials:

Yarn Weight: DK

Yardage: 85 – 95 yards {78 – 87 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Rowan Creative Linen

Needle Size: US 7 {4.5mm} Knitting Needles

 

Details:

Measurements before blocking: 9” Wide x 8 1/2” {23cm x 22cm}

Measurements after blocking: 9 3/4” Wide x 9 1/4” {25cm x 24cm}

Gauge: 15 STS & 20 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 2.1oz {40g}

 

Notes:

Not reversible.

The CO edge is the width.

Knit using the checkered lace knit stitch.

Knit holding 2 strands of DK yarn throughout.

 

Video:

Click here to watch the “Checkered Lace Knit Stitch” video tutorial.

 

Beginner Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Holding 2 strands of yarn

CO 33 STS

 

Row 1 {WS}: *K3, P3* K3

Row 2 {RS}: P3 *K3, P3*

Row 3 {WS}: *K3, P3* K3

Row 4 {RS}: K3 *YO, S1PW, K2TOGTBL, 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, K2TOGTBL, 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

 

To End:

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary. I steam-blocked mine, which gives it a more professional look.

 

Advanced Beginner Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Holding 2 strands of yarn.

CO 35 STS

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, K2TOGTBL, 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, K2TOGTBL, 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

 

To End:

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary. I steam-blocked mine, which gives it a more professional look.

 

Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *

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

K2TOGTBL – knit 2 together, through the back loop

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

RS – right side

S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side

WYIF – with yarn in front

YO – yarn over

 

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