Lion Brand« Magic Stripes
28 sts = 4” (10 cm) in St st (k every rnd). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.
M1 (make 1 st): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
Loosely cast on 60 sts. Divide sts evenly onto double-pointed needles. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist. Work in K1, P1 Rib for 2”. Work in St st for 1½”.
Dec Rnd: K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, ssk. Work dec rnd every 1½” for 5 more times – 48 sts. Work even in St st for 1”.
Rnd 1: K 24, place marker, M1, place marker, k 24.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: Knit to marker, slip marker, M1, knit to second marker, M1, slip marker, knit to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnds 2 and 3 until there are 19 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: Knit 24, remove marker, slip next 19 sts to holder, remove second marker, knit 24 – 48 sts.
Work even for 1”. Work 4 rnds of K1, P1 Rib. Bind off all sts loosely in Rib.