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Ronda has requested that we now leave a 50cm/20" tail for sewing squares together. Please butterfly the tail to the square. Instructions for this and an illustration can be found at
Here's my pattern for the PERFORATED RIBBING square. The pattern has been adapted with a couple of rows of garter stitch to make it easier when sewing square together as it's a lacy pattern.
With double knit yarn and 4mm needles cast on 43 stitches.
Work 2 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch)
Continue in pattern as follows.
ROW 1. K2, P1, K1, P1, *yrn, P3tog, yrn, P1, K1, P1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
ROW 2. K2, K1, P1, K1, *P3, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
ROW 3. K2, P1, K1, P1, *K3, P1, K1, P1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
ROW 4. As row 2.
Repeat these four rows until work measures just under 8 inches, work 2 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch) then cast off.
Leave a 20 inch tail for sewing together and butterfly tail before sending to KAS.
Thank you for posting this pattern!
I think this would also be nice for a hat for the needy.
Thank Monika....I've only used this pattern for a square so far but I think it would make a pretty hat too. :))
Louise, thank you for posting this beautiful pattern and for showing us how to make it easier for stitching :) xo
Thanks Louise :)) Another one to the must try list :))
These small holes should trap air rather than let it through and therefore the square ought to be fairly warm. It's certainly a very pretty pattern. Thanks for sharing it. I might get up courage to try it, you never know, lol.