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Free Knitting Pattern – Pretty Check

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Today’s featured knitting pattern is a pretty check stitch pattern from The Queensland Times, August 3rd 1936

I’m going to post today’s free pattern here because I’ve added a picture and updated it with a cast on count and by adding some stitches at the end so you’re not working a slip stitch on the edge. Click the link above to see the original pattern (no picture).

Check stitch from 1936

Here is a pretty check pattern in knitting for use on children’s clothes or a jumper for an adult. It can easily be adapted to any pattern it is desired to work. The six rows of the actual check pattern, arranged here for grey wool with a red check, are as follows-

Cast on any number of stitches that can be evenly divided by four, plus three extra

Row 1: Using red wool, knit plain to end of row.

Row 2: Purl to end of row.

Row 3: In grey wool, knit three, slip one, repeat to the last three stitches, knit three.

Row 4: Purl three, slip one (same stitch as was slipped in previous row), purl three, repeat to end of row.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 once. These six rows make the check pattern and are repeated as often as required. Finish having just worked row 2.

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