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Garter Stitch Placemat With Darning

Garter stitch knit plaid placemats

Note: This pattern uses old UK needle sizes

Materials

Coats Mercer-Crochet #10 (20 gm) 1 ball each of White and 623 (Spring Green).
5 skeins Clark's Anchor Soft Embroidery 499 (Grass Green) or any other contrasting colour.
1 pair Needles No. 12.
Milwards 'Gold Seal' Tapestry Needle No. 19.

Tension

8 sts = 1 inch

Measurements

12" X 14 3/4" (not including fringe).

Pattern

With White, cast on 99 sts.

1st to 8th Row: K. Drop White and join on Spring Green.

9th to 16th Row: K. Drop Spring Green and pick up White.

Repeat 1st to 16th row 8 times more then 1st to 8th row once more. Break off thread leaving about 1 yd for casting off.

* Cast off 3 sts, pull length of thread through st on right hand needle, drop next st, leave an inch of thread; repeat from * to end of row, ending with cast off last 4 sts. Fasten off.

With 2 threads of Soft Embroidery work 3 rows of darning over threads where stitches were dropped, leaving 1" free at ends to form fringe.

Closeup of the knit stitch

Damp and press.


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