This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in a two-color slip stitch pattern that makes a little grid of garter stitch dots on a stockinette stitch background.
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 Avocado (MC) and Bottle Green (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 62 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.
Row 4: With MC k3, with CC *k1, sl 1. (see note on slipping stitches). Rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, with MC (see note on bobbin) k3.
Row 5: With MC k3, with CC k2, *sl 1, k1. Rep from * across to last 3 sts, with MC k3.
Row 6: With MC, knit.
Row 7: With MC k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 8 – 9: Rep Rows 6 – 7.
Rep Rows 4 – 9 for pattern until work measures just under 11”, ending with a 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.