This is the latest square for my vintage sampler blanket. It is made in dk yarn using 4.5 mm needles. For a 6″ square I cast on 36 stitches and knit 60 rows.
My ideas about how I want this blanket to look have evolved. Originally, I had thought of making a wide variety of old stitch patterns, using a limited number of colours. But, since I decided to expand my colour palette, I’ve been thinking that it might be better to restrict the number of stitch patterns I use, just to keep some sense of cohesion, and then use different combinations of colours in the four or so patterns.
Here are the instructions for this square. It requires three colours of yarn and a number of stitches divisible by 4 plus 4 edge stitches.
1st row: Colour A. (Wrong side) Purl.
2nd row: Change to colour B. K2, *k1, slip 2, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
3rd row: K2, *k1, slip 2, k1: rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
4th row: K2, *p1, slip 2, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
5th row: Change to colour C. K1, slip1 *slip 1, p2, slip 1: rep from * to last 2 sts, slip 1, k1.
6th row: K1, slip1 *slip 1, p2, slip 1: rep from * to last 2 sts, slip 1, k1.
7th row: As 5th row.
8th row: Change to colour A. Work as 2nd row.
Continue to work 3 rows each colours A, B and C while repeating rows 2-7.