Saturday, February 7, 2015

Free Pattern: Beaded Rib Ten Inch Square (10")

This pattern is so easy, you will probably almost be able to do it in your sleep, yet it has a decorative texture that looks good on either "right" or "wrong" side.

Our guild is setting out to make squares for blankets for a local hospice, and we figured a ten inch square would be a good size.

The rib will pull in at the sides and look smaller until you block it to ten inches.

For more free patterns in my 10" square series, click on title here:
Patriotic Star
Patriotic Stripe
No Mistake Rib

Beaded Rib Square

© 2015 Reyna Thera Lorele
YIYO Designs

Finished size:  10" square
Materials needed:  worsted weight yarn  (I used slightly less than 100 yds of Plymouth Encore.)
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch in stockinette

CO 43 sts.
Knit 4 rows.

You will now keep a 3 st border at beginning and end of each row.

BEGIN PATTERN (center sts only):
Row 1 (RS):  k2, *p3, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2:  p2, *k1, p1, k1, p2, rep from * across.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 9.5 inches from cast-on edge.

Last 4 rows: knit.
Bind off, block, weave in ends.

CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sts = stitches
WS = wrong side

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