I’m excited to announce my Build-a-Block Series, where I will post a new knit stitch block pattern each Wednesday for the month of January. Not only can you learn some new skills on a small scale, but you and your friends can embark on a meaningful project, and knit individual squares that can be joined together to make a beautiful afghan which you can donate to the charity of your choice.
Each week, I’ll also post tutorials and tips, so check back often to stay in the loop. While you explore each of these stitch patterns, please feel free to post your own knitting tips or questions. We’re all here to help each other, so let’s share the love together!
Just think, by enjoying the craft you love, you can keep someone warm this winter. When you’re ready to donate your finished blanket, visit creativeknittingmagazine.com and click on the Charity Resource page. I can’t think of a kinder way to share your caring and compassion for others!
Block #1 Lacy Eyelet Vines by Lisa Carnahan
- Worsted weight yarn
- Size 9 (5.25mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
20 sts = 4 inches/10cm in St st.
A chart is provided for those preferring to work pattern
stitch from a chart.
Cast on 52 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Next row: Knit, dec 1 st across row—51 sts.
Work pattern as follows:
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K6, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 4: K4, p1, *p1, p2tog-tbl, yo, p3, yo, p2tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4.
Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rep Rows 1–6 until piece measures 11 inches, ending by working a RS row.
Next row: Knit, inc 1 st across row—52 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Bind off all sts loosely.