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Christmas Cloth Pattern

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Designed by solmama December 2007
Inspired by a stitch found in “The Illustrated Guide to Knitting” written by Pam Dawson

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Size US 6 or 7 needles
tapestry needle

Directions:

Cast on 45 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 10+7, with 8 additional stitches for the border. Ex. This cloth is 37 stitches for the pattern plus 8 border stitches = 45.

Knit 4 rows.
Row 1: K10, *yarn forward, sl 5 purlwise, yarn back, K5, repeat from * to last five stitches, K5

Row2: K4, P37, K4

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times.

Row 9: K12, *insert right hand needle under the four long slip stitches, wrap yarn around the needle and draw through a stitch, then keeping that stitch on the right hand needle K the next stitch on the left hand needle. Pass the wrap around stitch over the K1 (make butterfly), K9, repeat from * one more time, make butterfly, K12
Row 10: K4, P37, K4

Row 11: *K5, yarn forward, sl 5 purlwise, yarn back, repeat from * to last five stitches, K5
Row 12: K4, P37, K4

Repeat Rows 11 and 12 three more times.

Row 19: K7, make butterfly, *K9, make butterfly, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 20: K4, P37, K4

Repeat these 20 rows two more times.

Knit 4 or 5 Rows.
Bind Off.
Weave in Ends.

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