Friday, November 26, 2010

Quadrants

Pattern for Quadrants

Materials: 150-200 yards super bulky yarn, like Lion Brand Hometown USA
Size 13 US long circular needles
4 stitch markers, 1 of which should stand out from the others.

Cast on 120 stitches using your favorite stretchy cast on. Place a marker every 30 stitches as you cast on, reserving the marker that is different for the beginning of the round. Making sure no stitches are twisted, join into the round.

Pattern round 1: k30 (to first marker), (p1, k1)x15 (to second marker), p30 (to third marker), (p2, k2)x7, p2 (back at beginning marker)
Pattern round 2: k30, (k1,p1)x15, k30, (p2,k2)x7, p2

*basically the first section of 30 stitches will be stockinette, the second section will be seed stitch, the third section will be garter stitch and the fourth section will be 2x2 ribbing.

Repeat these two rounds until the widest section (should be your ribbed section) measures approximately 5.5 - 6 inches, or desired width. Bind off loosely.

** The stockinette section WILL roll. Even if you block it. If you prefer to eliminate the roll, you may do two rounds of 1x1 or 2x2 ribbing before and after the pattern rounds, OR you can do 3-4 rounds of garter before and after the pattern rounds.

Happy cozy knitting!

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