Soft Shells Runner STITCH BLOCKS & MELISSA LEAPMAN Designs by Add a splash of summer to your decor. Mix and match these shells and wave stitch blocks to create napkins, dishcloths and a table runner. Special Abbreviations Row 2: K7, *p6, k12; rep from * to last 13 sts, p6, k7. Knit. Rep Row 2. K1, [k2tog] twice, k4, *yo, k2, yo, k4, [k2tog] 4 times, k4; rep from * to last 11 sts, yo, k2, yo, k4, [k2tog] twice, k1—66 sts. K5, *p8, k8; rep from * to last 13 sts, p8, k5. K1, [k2tog] twice, *[k2tog, yo, k1, yo] twice, [k2tog] 5 times; rep from * to last 13 sts, [k2tog, yo, k1, yo] twice, [k2tog] 3 times, k1—54 sts. K3, *p9, k4; rep from * to last 12 sts, p9, k3. K1, [k2tog] twice, *[yo, k1] 5 times, yo, [k2tog] 4 times; rep from * to last 10 sts, [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, [k2tog] twice, k1—62 sts. K1, p2tog, *p11, [p2tog] twice; rep from * to last 14 sts, p11, p2tog, k1—54 sts. INTERMEDIATE Cluster: Sl 5 sts pwise from LH needle to RH needle, allowing extra loops to drop; return these 5 elongated sts to LH needle; insert RH needle into all 5 sts at once, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) into them wrapping yarn twice around needle as you make 5 new sts. Finished Measurements Row 3: Row 4: Row 5: Runner: Approx 181/2 inches wide x 341/2 inches long (including edging) Approx 101/2 inches square (including edging) Dishcloths/Napkins: Central Double Decrease (CDD): Row 6: Materials Sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over. Inc 1 st by making a backward loop on RH needle. Row 7: • Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic Lite (sport weight; 100% cotton; 146 yds/50g per hank): 4 hanks each spearmint #4721 (A) and teal blue #4809 (B); 3 hanks each white #4001 (C) and celadon #4718 (D) • Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needle • Size 5 (3.75mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge Make 1 (M1): Pattern Stitch Row 8: Seed St Row 1: (odd number of sts) K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across. Rep Row 1 for pat. Row 9: Runner Row 10: Seaspray Square Gauge (multiple of 13 sts + 2) 26 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Surf pat with larger needles (blocked). Each pattern square is approx 8 inches square. Exact gauge is not critical for these projects. Make 2 Rows 11 and 12: Rows 13–22: Rows 23 and 24: With C, knit. With B, rep Rows 1–10. With A, knit. Rep [Rows 1–24] once more, then work [Rows 1–12] once. Bind off. Note: St count changes, but is restored to original number on Rows 7 and 10. With larger needles and A, cast on 54 sts. Foundation row ( WS): Row 1 (RS): With A, knit. With B, k7, *(k1, p1) 3 times into next st, k12; rep from * to last 8 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times all into next st, k7—74 sts. 98 CreativeKnittingMGracefulAPRIL2019FINDUS@www.facebook.com/ agazine Lace
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