PEACHY-KEEN PLACEMAT

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Skill level: Intermediate 

Size:  approx. 14 wide x 12 high (after blocking)

Materials:

200 yds. size 3 (fashion-weight)  cotton thread

 

Sample shown in Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc. Honeysuckle Yarns Article 950, 100% cotton 3-ply baby fashion weight, 315 yds/3 oz. ball

 

Size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Two stitch markers (optional)

Row counter (optional)

Gauge: 23 sts & 33 rows = 4 in stockinette stitch on size 4 (3.5 mm) needle

 

Pattern notes:

Placemat is worked in one piece from lower border to top edge, in a sequence of alternating stockinette, twist stitch and yarnover rows, forming a decorative pattern.

Five stitches at each side of placemat are maintained in seed stitch to form side borders. If desired, place stitch markers between border stitches and central patterned area as a guide.

A row counter is useful for keeping track of rows in pattern.

Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), place marker (pm),  purl (p), purl two together (p2tog), repeat (rep),  skip (sk), slip marker (sl m), stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st), yarn over (yo)

 

Special stitches:

Seed stitch pattern (on an odd number of stitches):

 

Row 1: K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2 and all following rows: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you.

Twist stitch (T2R) pattern: Skip first st on left ndl, k next st on left ndl but do not slip it off, k into skipped st, then move both sts from left ndl to right ndl.

Yarnover (YO) pattern: *Yo, k2tog, rep from * across.

Placemat

CO 81.

Lower seed st border:

Row 1 (RS):  K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across.

Rows 2-5: K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 6 (dec row): K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2tog (80 sts)

Begin central decorative pattern:

Row 1 (RS): P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 (seed st border completed), pm (if desired), k to last 5 sts, pm (if desired), p1, k1, p1, k1, p1 (seed st border completed).

Note: throughout remainder of central decorative pattern rows, maintain 5 sts at each edge in seed st as established, and if using markers, slip them every row.

Row 2 (WS): Seed st 5, p to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 3: Seed st 5, k across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 4: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 5 (yarnover row): Seed st 5, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 6: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 7: Seed st 5, k across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 8: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 9 (twist st row): Seed st 5, *T2R, rep from * across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 10: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 11: Seed st 5, k across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 12: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 13 (yarnover row): Seed st 5, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 14: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 15: Seed st 5, k across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Row 16: Seed st 5, p across to last 5 sts, seed st 5.

Rep Rows 9-16 until piece measures approx. 11 from beg, ending with Row 16.

Upper seed st border:

Note: if using markers, remove them on Row 1.

Row 1 (inc row): Seed st 5, k in front & back of next st (inc completed), k across to last 5 sts, seed st 5 (81 sts)

Rows 2-6: K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across.

Bind off in knit. Weave in all tails.

Finishing:

Block piece to finished measurements between damp towels and leave to dry (piece can also be lightly starched or stiffened and lightly pressed, if desired.)

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