Build-a-Block Series: Knitted Stitch Block #4 Delicate Rosettes

I hope you’re all enjoying this series and coming up with some fabulous ideas for your Stitch Block Afghans.

Today’s Block, Delicate Rosettes, is a playful pattern that is created by working a series of Rosettes that use Centered Double Decreases, and bobbles on a Stockinette ground. If you’re not familiar with either of these two techniques, cast on and start practicing and you’ll soon see how simple they are.

 

Block #4 Delicate Rosettes by Lisa Carnahan

Finished Measurement

12-inch square

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Size 9 (5.25mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

20 sts = 4 inches/10cm in St st

Special Abbreviations

Centered Double Decrease: (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st to dec 2 sts.

Make 5 stitch Bobble (M5B): (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st, turn, p5, turn, k3, k2tog, pass 3 sts, one at a time over k2tog. Note: To make bobble more pronounced, bring yarn to front, pull the bobble forward, wrap yarn tightly once around base of bobble and take yarn to back.

Instructions

Cast on 52 sts. Knit 6 rows.

Next row: Knit, inc 1 st across row—53 sts.

Work pattern as follows:

Rows 1, 3, 11 and 13 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 and all even-number rows: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 5: K4, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 7: K4, *k1, yo, CDD, yo, k6; rep from * to last 9 sts, k1, yo, CDD, yo, k5.

Row 9: K4, *k2, M5B, k7; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, M5B, k6.

Row 15: K4, *k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.

Row 17: K4, *k6, yo, CDD, yo, k1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.

Row 19: K4, *k7, M5B, k2; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.

Row 20: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.

Rep Rows 1–20 until piece measures 11 inches, ending by working a RS row.

Next row: Knit, dec 1 st across row—52 sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off all sts loosely. ❖

Delicate Rosettes Chart

 

One Response to Build-a-Block Series: Knitted Stitch Block #4 Delicate Rosettes

  1. Elize says:

    I am sooooooo enjoying these blocks! I started on a blanket and couldn’t wait for #4! Thank you so so much!

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