Bonus Square – May – Beaded Stripe Square

Six square so far for my blanket - starting to have more fun with the selection of colours we have now!
Six square so far for my blanket – starting to have more fun with the selection of colours we have now!

You had to know that as our colours of Tracks started to build up that colourwork squares just had to be added to the blanket at some point!  This colourwork square was created with a slip stitch technique so that only one colour will be worked with in any row and you will need only 2 colours of yarn.  Instead of carrying colours, stitches are slipped and the working yarn is carried across the back of the slipped stitches.

Remember to carry the yarns loosely across the back of the work.

Beaded Stripe Square - no beads this pattern looks like strings of beads!
Beaded Stripe Square – no beads this pattern looks like strings of beads!

Pattern – Beaded Stripe Square

Materials: A – Charming Green (Jan) and B – Salmon (May), approx. 10 grs, 40yds each; 3.25mm, US #3 needles

Abbreviationssl – slip # of stitches as indicated – always slip purlwise; wyib – with yarn in back; wyif – with yarn in front

Cast on 53 st.

Row 1 (RS) – With A – Knit.

Row 2 – With A – K1, *P3, K3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end P3, K1.

Row 3 – With B – K1, *sl3 wyib, K3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end sl3, K1.

Row 4 – With B – K1, P1, *sl1 wyif, P5; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end sl1, P1, K1.

Row 5 – With B – Knit.

Row 6 – With B – K4, *P3, K3; repeat from * to last st, end K1.

Row 7 – With A – K4, *sl3, wyib, K3; repeat from * to last st, end K1.

Row 8 – With A – K1, P4, *sl1 wyif, P5; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end sl1, P4, K1.

Repeat these 8 rows 10 times.

Happy Knitting

Lynette