Jan 5, 2010

the snow shovel charity square


the snow shovel charity square

(a simple knitted square)


I designed it for the knit-a-square charity project (http://www.knit-a-square.com) that requires 20x20 cm squares made into blankets for african children.


It is called "the snow shovel charity square" because it has a simple motif of a snow shovel - to shovel away the cold as simple as the shovel shovels away the snow in winter.

It is very somple and it has a garter stitch border to prevent rolling.


Use it for anything you fancy, modify it, give it away.

I made it with the beginner in mind - it is a very simple square utilising basic techniques. the gauge is not important, neither is the yarn. for the sample, an acrylic blend with a bit of rayon was used.


Materials: about 100-150 yards of DK yarn, holding double strand

5.00 mm knitting needles

Gauge: not that important, for the 20x20 square it was 14 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in ss.

Abbreviations:

ss - stockinette stitch

k - knit

p - purl

k3tog - knit 3 stitches toether through the front loop

rep - repeat

[kbl,yo,kfl] - knit the stitch trhough back loop, yarn over, knit the same stitch through front loop


Pattern:

row 1: knit

row 2: knit

row 3: knit

row 4: k 3, p 21, k 3

row 5: k

row 6: k 3, p 10, k 1, p 10, K 3

row 7: k 13, p 1, k 13

row 8: rep row 6

row 9: rep row 7

row 10: rep row 6

row 11: rep row 7

row 12: k 3, p 10, [kbl,yo,kfl], p 10, k 3 (you have 29 stitches)

row 13: k 13, p 3, k 13 (you have 29 stitches)

row 14: k3, p10, k3tog, p 10, k3 (you have 27 stitches again)

row 15: rep row 7

row 16: rep row 6

row 17: rep row 7

row 18: rep row 12

row 19: rep row 13

row 20: rep row 14

row 21: rep row 7

row 22: rep row 6

row 23: rep row 7

row 24: k 3, p 7, k 7, p 7, k 3

row 25: k 10, p 7, k 10

row 26: rep row 24

row 27: rep row 25

row 28: rep row 24

row 29: rep row 25

row 30: rep row 24

row 31: k

row 32: rep row 4 (ie k 3, p 21, k3)

row 33: k

row 34: k

row 35: k

row 36: bind off.

Please feel free to share to modify this pattern.

January 2010, Prague Loop (pragueloop@gmail.com).



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