Hard to believe that we’re just about done with our Build-a-Block Series. Some of you have had issues with printing out the charts, and I want to apologize for the problems you’ve been encountering. I hope that the pdf versions helped you out. If you run into any further problems, leave a comment on this post, or click the link to the left to contact me directly.
The final Block, Simple Ladders is another easy knit and purl combination. The linear elements in this pattern, add a nice level of contrast against some of the more organic stitch motifs found in a few of the previous Blocks.
Keep your comments coming, and let me know what you plan on doing with your Stitch Blocks. I look forward to hearing from you!
Block #5 Simple Ladders 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
Centered Double Decrease: (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st to dec 2 sts.
Cast on 52 sts. Knit 6 rows.
Next row: Knit, inc 1 st across row—53 sts.
Work pattern as follows:
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K4, *yo, CDD, yo, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yo, CDD, yo, k4.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1–4 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. ❖
Simple Ladders Chart