This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in the Dots and Dashes knitting pattern. There are a lot of patterns in the world with that title though, so I was trying to think of something different.
My father served in WWII as a telegraph operator. He used to talk about how he learned the short tap was a dit and a long tap was a dah. He even had terrible telegrapher jokes that were among his dad jokes file. So I give to you the Dit Dah square!
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This square is part of the Sweet Summer Baby Banket KAL sponsored by KAL Corner and Vinnis Colours.
Finished Size: 12”” square. This would also make it a fine dish- or wash-cloth.
2 skeins of Vinnis Colours Nikkim (DK weight/CYCA 3 Light), 1 each in Bottle Green (MC) and Avocado (CC) Nikkim has 130 yds per skein and is 100% cotton
Knitting needles size 5/3.75mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Optional: Large bobbin
Gauge: 21 sts x 32 rows = 4” in stitch pattern.
Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn carried on wrong side of work.
It is recommended that you wind some MC yarn off to knit with on the left-hand side border. You can use a large bobbin if desired or simply wind it into a ball.
K – knit
P – purl
Sl – slip
With MC, cast on 63 sts.
Knit 6 rows for garter stitch edging.
Row 1 (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Rows 4 – 5: With MC k3, with CC 6, sl 2 (see note on slipping stitches) , k1, *sl 2, k5, sl 2, k1. Rep from * to last 11 sts, sl2, k6, with MC (see note on bobbin) k3.
Row 6: With MC, knit.
Row 7: With MC k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 8 – 9: With MC k3, (with CC k1, sl 2) twice, *k5, sl 2, k1, sl 2. Rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, sl 2, k1, with MC k3.
Rows 10 – 11: Rep Rows 6 – 7.
Rep Rows 4 – 11 for pattern until work measures just under 11”, ending with a Row 5 or Row 9. End off CC.
Second Border: Work all with MC
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 – 8: Knit.
Bind off knitwise.
Weave in all ends.