August 20th 2017 Swatch – Ears of Corn
Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles
Notes: B = border stitch of 1 knit stitch on each side.
K2Tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
SKP = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slip Stitch Over
P2Tog tbl = Purl 2 stitches together through the back loop
(Too watch a P2Tog tbl being done go to www.knittinghelp.com)
YO = when you see a YO at the end of a repeat set, make sure you include it before starting another set.
Cast on: Multiple of 12 + 2 (26+2=28) Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: Knit across.
Row 1: (RS) Knit across.
Row 2: (WS) B1, P26, B1
Row 3: B1, K4, K2Tog, K1, YO, *K9, K2Tog, K1, YO; repeat from * to last 8 stitches: K7, B1.
Row 4: B1, P8, YO, P1, P2Tog, *P9, YO, P1, P2Tog; repeat from * to last 4 stitches: P3, B1.
Row 5: B1, K2, *K2Tog, K1, YO, K9; repeat from *, B1.
Row 6: B1, P10, YO, P1, P2Tog, *P9, YO, P1, P2Tog; repeat from * to last 2 stitches: P1, B1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: B1, P26, B1.
Row 9: B1, K7, YO, K1, SKP, *K9, YO, K1, SKP; repeat from * to last 5 stitches: K4, B1.
Row 10: B1, P3, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO, *P9, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO; repeat from * to last 9 stitches: P8, B1. (remember to repeat the YO when doing a repeat).
Row 11: B1, *K9, YO, K1, SKP; repeat from * to last 3 stitches: K2, B1.
Row 12: B1, P1, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO, *P9, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO; repeat from * to last 11 stitches: P10, K1.
Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: Knit across
Work to desired length, I repeated the 12 row set 1 more time & rows 1-8 an additional time. Bind off and weave in ends.
You can make into a cloth by adding more stitches to cast on. You may want to increase the border stitches to 3 on each end and increasing the pattern stitches to 36 + 6 border = 42 stitches.