Monday, May 1, 2017

Free Pattern: Rib-It! May Block of the Month

Here's a slightly more advanced Block of the Month pattern than previous ones.  I think it's worth the effort.

As always, the finished size is 8" square, and directions are included for adapting to other sizes.

Have fun!

Be sure to join the free knit-along, the Rib It Blanket KAL, on Ravelry, so you can chat with other knitters and post photos of your blocks.  I would really enjoy seeing them.

For the free January block of the month, click here.
For the free February block of the month, click here.
For the free March block of the month, click here.
For the free April block of the month, click here.

You can also buy Rib-It!  A Knit Sampler Throw, Parts 1 through 3, which include many more blocks that go with this one, in my Etsy shop--click here.  Or buy them on Ravelry--click here.


AUSTRIAN BLOCK
The stitch pattern is a multiple of 10 + 1.  To make a larger or smaller square, CO more or fewer sts in multiples of 10.


MATERIALS
About 100 yds. worsted weight yarn
#7 needles
Stitch markers
GAUGE
4.5 sts per inch
SPECIAL STITCHES.
RT = right twist:  sk 1 st, k into 2nd st, then k the skipped st, and sl both sts off LH needle together.  LT = left twist:  sk 1 st, k into back loop of 2nd st, then k skipped st in front loop, and sl both sts off LH needle together.

DIRECTIONS
CO 37 sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Begin Pattern:
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 (WS):  k3, pm, p1, *k2, p5, k2, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, pm, k3.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10:  k3, sm, k1tbl, *p2, RT, k1, LT, p2, k1tbl, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Rows 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19:  k3, sm, p3, *k2, p1, k2, p5, rep from *; end last rep, p3, sm, k3.
Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20:  k3, sm, k1, *LT, p2, k1tbl, p2, RT, k1, rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Rep these 20 rows once more.
Knit 5 rows.

BO.  Cut yarn, fasten off.  Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
k1tbl = knit 1 through back loop
LH = left hand
LT = left twist
p = purl
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
RH = right hand
RT = right twist
sk = skip
sl = slip stitch
sm = slip marker
st, sts = stitch, stitches
tbl = through back loop
WS = wrong side



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