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Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­signs by LENA SK­VAGER­SON for An­nie’s Sig­na­ture De­signs

De­signs by Lena Sk­vager­son for An­nie’s Sig­na­ture De­signs

Gauge

18 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/

10cm in St st (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Pat­tern Notes

For square coast­ers, slip first stitch of right-side rows knit­wise and first stitch of wrong-side rows purl­wise through­out. Square-in-Square Coaster uses in­tar­sia method with a sep­a­rate strand of yarn for each color sec­tion; do not carry yarns not in use across back of work. At each color change, bring the new color from be­low the color just used to twist them to­gether and pre­vent holes.

Square Coaster

With dpn and A, cast on 3 sts. Work 21 rows I-cord (see page 110); af­ter last row, do not turn; slide sts to other end of dpn. Pick-up row: Pull yarn taut across back and bind off 2 sts; pick up and knit 1 st in each loop along cord—22 sts. Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 *p1, k1; rep from * to

last st, p1. Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from * to

last st, k1. Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures 21/2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Cut A and join D. Row 1 (RS): With D, sl 1, knit to end. Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from * to

last st, p1. Row 3: Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last

st, k1. Rep Rows 2 and 3 un­til piece mea­sures 43/4 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Us­ing back­ward-loop method (see page 111), cast on 3 sts; bind off us­ing at­tached I-cord method (see page 112), then bind off 3 I-cord sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends.

Square-in-Square Coaster

With B cast on 22 sts. Beg with a WS row and slip­ping first st of each row, work 5 rows in garter st (knit all rows). Row 1 (RS): With B, sl 1, k3; k14 E; k4 B. Row 2: With B, sl 1, k3; p14 E, k4 B. Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures 51/4 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Cut E and 1 strand B. Con­tinue with

other strand of B to end. Slip­ping first st of each row, work

6 rows in garter st. Bind off kwise.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends.

Cir­cle Coaster

Leav­ing a 6-inch tail, cast on 9 sts

with A. Row 1 (RS): K8, turn. Row 2: Knit to end. Row 3: K6, turn. Row 4: Knit to end. Row 5: K4, turn. Row 6: Knit to end. Row 7: K2, turn. Row 8: Knit to end. Row 9: K2, *yo, k2­tog-tbl; rep from *

to last st, k1. Row 10: Sl 1, knit to end. Rep [Rows 1–10] 5 times. Change to C; rep [Rows 1–10] 6 times. Bind off.

Edge

With RS fac­ing and us­ing E, pick up and knit 1 st in ev­ery other row along the outer edge. Purl 1 WS row. Us­ing back­ward-loop method (see page 111), cast on 3 sts; bind off us­ing at­tached I-cord method (see page 112), then bind off 3 I-cord sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Sew cast-on edge to bound-off edge

to cre­ate cir­cle. With ta­pes­try nee­dle, thread cast-on tail through cen­ter sts and pull tight. Weave in ends.

Hexagon Coaster

With B, cast on 6 sts evenly dis­trib

uted on 3 dpns (2 sts on each). Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: *K1, yo; rep from * around—

12 sts. Rnd 3 and all odd-num­bered rnds: Knit around, work­ing the yo’s tbl to close up holes. Rnd 4: *K1, yo; rep from * around—

24 sts. Rnd 6: Join C; *k1, yo, k3, yo; rep from

* around—36 sts. Rnd 8: With B, *k1, yo, k5, yo; rep from

* around—48 sts. Rnd 10: With C, *k1, yo, k7, yo; rep

from * around—60 sts. Rnd 12: With B, *k1, yo, k9, yo; rep

from * around—72 sts. Cut B and C; join D. Rnd 14: *K1, yo, k11, yo; rep from *

around—84 sts. Last rnd: *K1, p13; rep from * around. Bind off in pat, knit­ting the cor­ner sts

and purl­ing all other sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends.

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