When I recently learned about the Soap S.A.C.K mission, I knew I had to get involved. These are so fun to make and good for the soul, as an important way to give back to our community. I have a lot of cotton sitting in my stash, so this was the perfect time to get to work.
As a knitter, I struggled a bit to find patterns ... when I found a seed stitch pattern on Ravelry, I was off to the races.
I made about a dozen with this pattern but I wanted to play around with different stitches to create some variety for other knitters out there.
Most patterns are written as 6" across and 8" tall, but since this is a horizontal pattern, I flipped it. So you will cast on enough stitches for 8" across (to fold in half) and knit 6" from the cast on.
I love chevrons both in colorwork and as a stitch pattern! So, I knew I had to start with a chevron seed stitch. This uses basic knit and purl stitches to create a nice textured fabric. The 4-row repeat is easily memorized and is excellent for beginners or TV knitting.
MATERIALS & INFO
Yarn: 50 yards (1.0 oz) of 100% cotton worsted weight
I have quite a variety in my stash so I've used KnitPicks Dishie, Lily Sugar'n Cream, Bernet Handcrafter Cotton, and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.
Gauge: 18 sts per 4”/10 cm
Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm & Size G or 7 Crochet Hook (for loop)
Notions: Darning needle
Finished size: 4" x 6"
Experience Level: Beginner
K = knit
P = purl
Cast on 35 stitches
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 stitches, p1, k1.
Row 2: K1, P1, *k1, p5, k1, p1; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 3: K1, *k2, p1, k3, p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 4: K1, p1, *p2, k1, p1, k1, p3; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Repeat 1-4 chevron pattern 10 times, until piece measures 6” from cast-on edge.
A chart is included in the PDF download.
Bind off. Transfer last live stitch to a crochet hook, chain 20, with crochet hook use single crochet to attach the loop to the flat knit piece.
Cut yarn tail of 30” for seaming and pull through remaining live stitch to bind off.
Fold piece in half, seam side and bottom edges.
Add a bar of soap and help your community!
Please post your projects on Ravelry! I can't wait to see what you create!