Sugar 'n Cream - Color Block Placemat (knit)
Learn how to seam and combine 6 simple dishcloths into this bold placemat!
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Approximately 24 x 16 inches [61 x 40.5 centimeters].
Lily® Sugar ’n Cream® (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
Contrast A 01114 (Indigo) 2 balls
Contrast B 01116 (Blue Jeans) 2 balls
Contrast C 01118 (Stonewash) 2 balls
Contrast D 01130 (Warm Brown) 1 ball approx 4 ins [10 cm] long.
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed
to obtain gauge. Large eye blunt needle.
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches [10 centimeters] in
Make 6 squares, 2 each in Contrast A, B, and C.
Cast on 38 stitches.
- Make a slip knot: Loop the yarn
as shown and slip needle under
the lower strand of the loop.
- Reach through the loop you just
made and pull up a loop of yarn.
- Pull the yarn end attached to
the ball of yarn to tighten the
slip knot leaving the other end
approx 4 ins [10 cm] long.
Transfer needle to left hand.
- Insert the right-hand needle
through slip knot and wind yarn
over right-hand needle.
- Pull loop through slip knot.
- Place new loop on left-hand
needle. (You now have 2 stitches
(sts) on your left-hand needle).
- Insert right-hand needle
between last 2 stitches (sts) on
left-hand needle and wind yarn
over right-hand needle.
- Pull loop through. Place this new
loop on left-hand needle beside
last stitch (st). (You now have 1
more stitch on left-hand needle).
Repeat (rep) steps 5 and 6 until
required number of stitches
(sts) have been cast on left-hand
1st row: (Wrong side). Knit.
2nd row: (Right side). Knit.
The Knit Stitch
- Hold the needle with cast on
stitches (sts) in your left hand,
and the loose yarn attached
to the ball at the back of work.
Insert right-hand needle from
left to right through the front
of the first stitch (st) on the lefthand
- Wind the yarn from left to right
over the point of the right-hand
- Draw the yarn through this
original stitch (st) which forms
a new stitch (st) on right-hand
- Slip the original stitch (st) off the
left-hand needle, keeping the
new stitch (st) on the right-hand
- To knit a row, repeat steps 1 to 4
until all stitches (sts) have been
transferred from left-hand needle
to right-hand needle. Turn the
work by transferring the needle
with stitches (sts) into your left
hand to knit the next row.
Repeat these 2 rows for garter stitch pattern. Continue
in pattern as established until work from beginning
measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a
Right side (2nd) row.
Cast off knitwise (Wrong side).
Knit the first 2 stitches (sts). *Using left-hand needle, lift first stitch (st)
over second stitch (st) and drop it off between points of the 2 needles.
Knit the next stitch (st); repeat (rep) from * until all stitches (sts) from
left-hand needle have been worked and only 1 stitch (st) remains on
the right-hand needle. Cut yarn (leaving enough to sew in end) and
thread cut end through stitch (st) on needle. Draw yarn up firmly to
fasten off last stitch (st).
Weave in ends.
Weaving in Ends
What do you do with those dangling ends at the sides of your work?
Never cut without darning them in first because they will not be secure
and your knitting could easily unravel. Thread each end onto a blunt
ended large eye needle and make small alternating stitches into the
side of your work taking care not to pull too tightly.
- After you’ve worked
up in one direction about 2 inches [5 cm] turn and work backwards
alternating over the spaces you just worked. Now you can safely cut
Sew Squares together using a flat seam as shown in
This pattern can be completed with one of the following Lily yarns: