Stripe and Rib Pattern

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Yarn: Sugar n Creme
Needles: US 7, 4.5 mm
Gauge: 20 sts/ 4 inches
Pattern: Stripe and Rib
Stitch Count Repeat: 4 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 44

Knit by: Watrpriestess

Dice Check


Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Needles: Size 6 US (4mm)
Gauge: 18 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Dice Check
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 51
Comments: One of my favorite color patterns, but this picture doesn’t do it justice. It is very easy to work. It can look like a plaid if you choose similar color combinations or it can look like a checked fabric you choose random colors. If you want the “plaid” effect, make color A the “middle” color (light purple in my sample).

Knit by: Spunknit

Salt and Pepper Tweed

Salt and Pepper right side
Yarn: Cascade 220, blue and cream
Needles: US #8/4mm KnitPicks Options
Gauge: 5 st/inch after blocking
Pattern: Salt and Pepper Tweed
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 2 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 49
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Tiny Check

Tiny Check

Tiny Check

Yarn: Red Heart
Needles: Size 7 U.S. (4.5mm)
Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Tiny Check
Stitch Count Repeat: Odd # of sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 47
Difficulties: Must use dpns or circular needles, but pattern is very simple to accomplish.
Comments, if any: Makes a nice thick dense material. I should have used larger needles.

Knit by: Spunknit

Color Seeded Pattern

Color Seeded Pattern

Color Seeded Pattern


Yarn: Brunswick Seasons
Needles: Size 5 U.S. (3.75mm)
Gauge: 24 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Color Seeded Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 39
Comments: Lays flat. I started with the lighter color as the main with the darker color as the accent, but didn’t like it as much. I changed to the dark as main with light as accent & finished it as that combination. I’ve shown both in the first photo, the lighter is at the bottom. You decide! Reverse side is interesting, so could be reversible if desired. Photo of reverse included.

Knit by: Spunknit

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Blended Stripes

Blended Stripes

Blended Stripes


Yarn: Brunswick Seasons
Needles: Size 5 U.S. (3.75mm)
Gauge: 28 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Blended Stripes
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 36
Comments: Reverse side is interesting, looks like a striped rib, so could be reversible if desired. Photo of reverse included.

Knit by: Spunknit

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Woven Plaid

Woven Plaid

Yarn: Lion Brand Microspun
Wraps Per Inch: 13 wpi
Needles: US #4 Boye Interchangable
Gauge: 25sts X 27.5 sts over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern
Pattern: Woven Plaid
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 10 sts, Colors A & B
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting
Page: 46

For a 36-line, two color pattern, this is a relatively easy stitch. As BW explains, there are is really only an eight row repeat, and even this has a pretty simple logic. Once you understand the pattern, you may find you don’t have to refer to the directions at all. I found that reading the instructions was more work than just knitting them. The trickiest part is keeping the tension correct for the floats.

Knit by: phoenix

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