Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
19 sts + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in k2, p2 Rib, unstretched. 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.
|w&t (wrap and turn) Slip next st as if to purl, bring yarn between needles to opposite side of work, slip same st back to left hand needle, turn work and bring yarn between needles again (one st wrapped). On next row, work wrapped st by picking up wrap and working together with st on left hand needle.
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over—2 sts decreased.
PATTERN STITCH: K2, p2 Rib
Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): K the k sts, p the p sts as the appear.
Repeat Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.
Beg at face edge, cast on 46 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Work Rows 1 and 2 of K2, p2 Rib.
Short Row 3: Work in rib as established to last 3 sts, w&t.
Short Row 4: Work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, w&t.
Short Row 5: Work in K2, p2 Rib to last 5 sts, w&t.
Short Row 6: Work in K2, p2 Rib to last 5 sts, w&t.
Short Rows 7-19: Continue to work as established, working 2 fewer sts before doing a w&t on each row.
Rows 20 (WS) and 21: Work in K2, p2 Rib to end of row, hiding wraps by knitting them together with their wrapped st.
Work even in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg at center point.
Dec Row (RS): K1, sk2p, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 4 sts, k3tog, k1.
Rep Dec Row every other row until there are 14 sts.
Next Row (RS): K1, (sk2p) twice, (k3tog) twice, k1 – 6 sts.
Join a doubled strand of yarn with crochet hook and join with slip st at one front corner. Chain 20. Fasten off. Repeat on opposite front corner.
Weave in ends.