The Slippery Zig Zag Cloth

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Designed by solmama January 2009

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
I knit this pattern with Peaches & Creme Pink Lemonade.
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast On 41 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 5 + 2 with 4 border stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: K2, P1, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last three stitches, P1, K2.

Row 2: K3, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 3: K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last four stitches, P2, K2.

Row 4: K4, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2.

Row 5: K2, P1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to the last eight stitches, K3, P3, K2.

Row 6: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *K2, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 7: K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last six stitches, P2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 8: K3, yif, sl 1, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, sl 2, yib, K3.

Row 9: K2, P1, K1, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last seven stitches, P2, K2, P1, K2.

Row 10: K3, yif, sl 2, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last four stitches, yif, sl 1, yib, K3.

Row 11: K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last six stitches, P2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 12: K3, yif, sl 1, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, sl 2, yib, K3.

Row 13: K2, P1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to the last eight stitches, K3, P3, K2.

Row 14: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *K2, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 15: K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last four stitches, P2, K2.

Row 16: K4, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2.

Repeat Rows 1 – 16 three more times.

Knit 3 – 4 rows.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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Greek Key Cloth

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Designed by solmama January 2008. I finally got around to posting this!

Inspired by a stitch found in Pam Dawson’s Illustrated Guide to Knitting.  Knit by my one of a kind test knitter and editor Mimi -D You can check her out on ravelry as skullsnbats.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors.
Mimi knit this pattern with Sugar & Cream MC cream and CC grape.
Size US size 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.
Slip the stitches on the right side rows with yarn in back.
Slip the stitches on the wrong side rows with yarn in front.

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 6sts plus 2.

Row 1(RS): Knit

Row 2(WS): Knit

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 3: K 1, *sl 1,K 5, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Row 4: K 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Using MC, Row 5: K 2, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 6: *K 1, sl 1, K 3, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K 2

Using CC, Row 7: K 1, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Row 8: K 1, *K 1, sl 1, K3, sl 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Using MC, Row 9: K 6, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, K 1

Row 10: K 1, sl 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 6sts, K 6

Using CC, Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Knit

Using MC, Row 13: K4, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 4sts, sl 1, K 3

Row 14: K3, sl 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 4sts, K 4

Using CC, Row 15: *K 3, sl 1, K 1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2sts, K 2

Row 16: K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Using MC, Row 17: K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 18: *K 3, sl 1, K 1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2sts, K 2

Using CC, Row 19: K3, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 5sts, sl 1, K 4

Row 20: K 4, *sl 1, K5 , repeat from * to last 4sts, sl 1, K3

Repeat Rows 1-20 twice more.

Repeat Row 1 and 2.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

Greek Key Cloth

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Drop Stitch Equiangular Polygon Cloth

Designed by solmama December 2008

Inspired by Pam Dawson’s Illustrated Guide to Knitting and the drop stitch in a Chris Burgess Pattern.  Knit by my amazing test knitter Dawn -D You can check her out on ravelry as 2mayboys.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Dawn knit this pattern using Sugar & Cream Fruit Cake.
4 dpns US size 7 and a 16″circular US size 7
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

ktbl = knit through the back loop how to video

kfb = knit 1 front & back how to video

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

When switching to the circular needle place a marker after the last stitch from each dpn, with a special marker in place to mark the beginning of the round.

Directions:

Cast On 6 stitches placing 2 sts on each of the 3 needles.

Join and ktbl of each stitch to form the foundation row.

Round 1: kfb of each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 2: *kfb, P2, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (18 stitches)

Round 3: *kfb, P4, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (24 stitches)

Round 4: *kfb, P6, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (30 stitches)

Round 5: *KW2, repeat from * to the end of the round (60 stitches)

Round 6: Knit to end of the round dropping the extra wraps (back to 30 stitches)

Round 7: *kfb, P8, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (36 stitches)

Round 8: *kfb, P10, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (42 stitches)

Round 9: *kfb, P12, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (48 stitches)

Round 10: *kfb, P14, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (54 stitches)

Round 11: *KW2, repeat from * to the end of the round (108 stitches)

Round 12: Knit to end of the round dropping the extra wraps (back to 54 stitches)

Round 13: *kfb, P16, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (60 stitches)

Round 14: *kfb, P18, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (66 stitches)

Round 15: *kfb, P20, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (72 stitches)

Round 16: *kfb, P22, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (78 stitches)

Round 17: *KW2, repeat from * to the end of the round (156 stitches)

Round 18: Knit to end of the round dropping the extra wraps (back to 78 stitches)

Round 19: *kfb, P24, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (84 stitches)

Round 20: *kfb, P26, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (90 stitches)

Round 21: *kfb, P28, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (96 stitches)

Round 22: *kfb, P30, kfb, repeat from * to the end of the round (102 stitches)

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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Slide Step Rib Cloth

testknit.2 -- woodlandstx

Designed by solmama October 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in a vintage pattern book printed on news print paper. I bought it at a garage sale minus a cover, so I don’t know the title of the book. Knit by my amazing test knitter Susan 😀 You can check her out on ravelry as woodlandstx.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Susan knit this pattern using Lion Cotton in Avocado.
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 6 + 8 border stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: K4, *P3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from *to the last 4 stitches, K4

Row 2: K4, *P3, K3, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4

Row 3: K4, *P3, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4

Repeat Rows 1-3 fifteen more times.

Knit 4 rows

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

testknit.1 -- woodlandstx

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Morse Code Cloth

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Designed by solmama October 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides.” Knit by my amazing test knitter MissMandiGirl 😀 You can check her out on ravelry and on her blog.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 1 or 2 colors (the pattern will specify when to use color A and B, but it can also be knit up in one color only).
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

yib = with yarn in back

yif = with yarn in front

Directions:

Cast On 43 stitches with Color A or # of stitches divisible by 6sts + 5 + 8 border stitches

Knit 5 Rows

Row 6: K4, P35, K4

Attach Color B

Row 7: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *sl 1, K1, sl 1, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, K5

Row 8: K4, P1, yib, sl 3, *yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, sl 3, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, P1, K4

With A, Row 9: Knit

Row 10: K4, P35, K4

With B, Row 11: K4, [K1, sl 1] two times, *yif, sl 3, yib, sl 1, K1, sl 1, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, K5

Row 12: K4, P1, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, *yib, sl 3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from * to the last 5 sts, P1, K4

With A, Row 13: Knit

Repeat Rows 6-13 eight more times.

Knit 4 Rows with A.

Bind Off.

Weave in ends.

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Test Knitters

I have some cloth and hat designs sitting around waiting to be brought to life. Anyone interested in trying them out, giving me feedback, etc… before they are posted here? Comment here or message me on ravelry, if you are interested. Thanks so much!!!

eta: Thank you so much for all of the responses! I am closing the sign up. Now, I need to find the time to assign patterns. Blargh!

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Harmonic Mosaic Cloth

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Designed by solmama August 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides” and wagsmeows‘ color combination on her version of my dash cloth pattern

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors
I used Peaches & Creme 163 Mar Di Gras and 3 Cream
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

wyib = with yarn in back

wyif = with yarn in front

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 8sts + 6

Knit 4 rows

Row 5: knit

Row 6: purl

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 7 and 8: Knit

Row 9: [Using MC] K6, *wyib sl 2, K6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 10: P6, *wyif sl2, P6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 11: [Using CC] K6, *wyib sl 2, K6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: [Using MC] Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15 and 16: [Using CC] Knit

Row 17: [Using MC] K2, wyib sl 2, *K6, wyib sl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2

Row 18: P2, wyif sl 2, *P6, wyif sl2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P2

Row 19: [Using CC] K2, wyib sl 2, *K6, wyib sl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2

Row 20: Knit

Repeat Rows 5 -20 two more times.

Then Repeat Rows 5 – 12.

Cut CC yarn.

Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Knit 4 Rows.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

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