Playful Plaid Cloth

Designed by solmama May 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides”

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

KW2 = Knit one stitch wrapping the yarn around the needle twice.

The MC is carried up the side of the work when working with the CC until you need it again. For instructions on how to do this, watch Lion Brand Yarn’s how to video.

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

Directions:

Cast on 50 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 8sts + 6, with 4 additional stitches for the border. Ex. This cloth is 46 stitches for the pattern plus 4 border stitches = 50.

Row 1: knit (RS)

Row 2: knit

Attach CC to your work.

Row 3: With CC, k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 4: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Row 5: With MC, knit

Row 6: k3, KW2, k2, KW2, * k4, KW2, k2, KW2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 7: With CC (dropping all extra stitches from the KW2 when slipping stitches in this row), k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, k3

Carry the MC up the side of the work for the next 5 rows.

Row 8: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Row 9: k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 10: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Row 11: k3, sl1, k2, sl1, * k4, sl1, k2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3

Row 12: k2, p1, sl1, p2, sl1, * p4, sl1, p2, sl1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 four more times.

Knit two rows with MC.

Bind off purlwise with MC.

Weave in ends.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Playful Plaid Cloth

  1. solmama

    Sorry for any confusion this might have caused!

    Here is a clarification to the pattern:

    Row 7-12 should be knit in the CC. The CC is your working yarn at that point, and the MC just stays put, while carried up the side of the cloth as your CC does the work. The MC becomes your working yarn again when repeating Row 1.

    The Lion Brand video for “Carrying [non-working]Yarn up the Side of
    Your Work” can be found in the Special Instructions portion of the pattern.

    Basically, it gives you a nice edge, and you don’t have to break the yarn every time you switch back and forth between the MC and CC.

  2. Melissa Walshe

    It looks to me like your MC is the lattice color in front and the CC is the multi-color background, is that correct?

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