He­li­cal Mat

Garter stitch, yarn overs and short rows com­bine into a rus­tic, trendy mat.

Creative Knitting - - “WE LOVE DREAMERS” DESIGN CHALLENGE CANDY SPRINKLE - DE­SIGN BY LENA SK­VAGER­SON

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ment

40 inches in di­am­e­ter

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn En­core Mega (su­per chunky weight; 75% acrylic/25% wool; 64 yds/100g per ball): 10 balls taupe #0240

• Size 13 (9mm) 32-inch or longer cir­cu­lar nee­dle or size needed to ob­tain gauge

Gauge

10 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in pat. Gauge is not crit­i­cal for this project.

Pat­tern Notes

Mat is worked flat; cir­cle is com­posed of a se­ries of short­row wedges. On wrong-side rows, knit into yarn overs.

Mat

Cast on 50 sts, leav­ing an 8-inch tail.

Row 1 (RS): *K2, yo, k2­tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, turn.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.

Row 3: Knit to last 4 sts, turn.

Row 5: *K2, yo, k2­tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, turn.

Row 7: Knit to last 8 sts, turn.

Row 9: *K2, yo, k2­tog; rep from * to last 10 sts, turn.

Row 11: Knit to last 12 sts, turn.

Row 13: *K2, yo, k2­tog; rep from * to last 14 sts, turn.

Row 15: Knit to last 16 sts, turn.

Rows 16–42: Con­tinue in this man­ner, work­ing 2 fewer sts ev­ery RS row, un­til 8 sts rem.

Rows 43 and 44: Knit. Rep [Rows 1–44] 12 times.

Bind off, leav­ing a long tail for seam­ing.

De­signer’s TIP When you bind off, leave a long tail for seam­ing.

Fin­ish­ing

Us­ing cast-on tail, gather cast-on sts into a cir­cle; pull tight, then weave in end to se­cure.

Us­ing bind-off tail and start­ing at outer edge, sew cast-on and bound-off edges tog.

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