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.