A easy but fun textured stitch shows of the bright ombres of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton.View Printer Friendly PDF
Approx 13 x 18 ins [33 x 45.5 cm]
Bernat® Handicrafter® Cotton
(Ombres: 340 g/12 oz; 556 m/ 608 yds)
OR (Solids: 400 g/14 oz; 650 m/710 yds): 200 m/220 yds
Note: Amounts is given for 1 Placemat.
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
Cast on 54 sts.
Knit 3 rows, noting 1st row is WS and inc 20 sts evenly across last row. 74 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *ssk. With left hand needle, pick up st just slipped and knit into back of it. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P2tog, then purl fi rst st again, slipping both sts off needle tog. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for pat until work from beg measures 17½ ins [44.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Next row: (RS). Knit, dec 20 sts evenly across. 54 sts.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Top and bottom edgings: With RS facing, pick up and knit 76 sts evenly across top edge. Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Rep for bottom edge.