Monday, August 8, 2011

how to knit a close check pattern

If you want to beautify your bedroom with your own creation, you can knit a blanket or a pillow cover. Use a close checks pattern to add a new stitch that looks complicated but is relatively simple to learn.



Things You'll Need

  • Pattern
  • Knitting needles
  • Yarn
    • 1
      Use this pattern for a blanket, sweater or pillow cover. This stitch pattern is reversible which makes it ideal for double-sided projects.
    • 2
      Cast on stitches in multiples of 6 plus 3. Cast on 24 stitches for a project divisible by 6, and then add 3 more to equal 27. Select any multiple of 6 based on the size of the project. Many patterns provide instructions that include the number of stitches to cast on, needle size and suggestions for yarn.
    • 3
      Start by knitting and purling combinations of 3. Purl 3, knit 3, and then repeat this cycle alternating until all the stitches are on the opposite needle. Continue knitting this combination of stitches for the next 4 rows.
    • 4
      Begin rows 5 to 8 by switching to knit 3, purl 3, and then repeating the stitches to complete each row. This completes the close checks pattern. The full pattern is a cycle of 8 rows that repeats until you achieve the required length.
    • 5
      Finish the project by casting off stitches. Add a decorative border by using simple techniques in casting off, crocheting or sewing.

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