I designed this as a Birthday Present from me to all of you, my friends. But since I couldn't get it done in time for my birthday on the 30th, I decided to present it as a Labor Day gift. Hope you like it enough to knit it.
Take care everyone!
August 27, 2010
Materials: 2 solid (1 light, 1 dark) w.w 100% cotton yarn
Size 4 needles, either straight or circulars.
Abbreviations: Wyif (with yarn in front, is always done on the wrong side)
Wyib (with yarn in back, is always done on the right side)
Notes: Always slip stitches as if to purl.
Border stitches are K3 on left and right of pattern.
If needed, use stitch markers to help you determine these stitches. K3, then pm, work pattern, pm, k3.
1-3: k across
4: k3, p across to last 3 sts, k3
5: With CC, (B), k2, *wyib sl 1, k5, wyib, sl 1, k1; rep from *, ending k1, (B)
6: and all wrong side rows, Purl all knit stitches and sl all sts wyif except for row 17
7: With MC; (B), k3, *wyib sl 1, k3; rep from * to end, (B)
9: With CC, (B), k4, wyib sl 1, k1, wyib sl 1, *k5, wyib sl 1, k1, wyib sl 1; rep from * ending k4, (B)
11: With MC, (B), k3, *wyib sl 1, k3; rep from * to end, (B)
13: With CC, (B), k2, *wyib sl 1, k5, wyib sl 1, k1*; rep from * ending k1, (B)
15: With MC, k across
16: With MC, (B), p across to last 3 sts, k3
17-20: With MC, rep rows 15,16
Repeat Rows 3-20; 1 more time
Now, Reversing colors, your Contrasting color will now become your Main color and what was the Main color will now be your Contrasting color. You will work 4 rows of stockingette stitch in the old MC then work 4 rows of stockingette stitch with the new MC then continue with pattern.
Repeat Rows 5-20: 2 times
Repeat 1-3 for border. Bind off. Weave in tails.
Block if needed.
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Every effort has been made to make sure this pattern is error free. If you do see an error, don't hesitate to contact me so I can correct it.