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Easy beginner placemats Knitting Pattern

Easy beginner placemats

Designer: Let’s Knit

An easy make that will brighten up mealtimes this summer

Melody (make four)

Using yarn A, cast on 67 sts
Row 1: k1, * yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1, rep from * to end of row
Row 2: p2, * yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1, rep from * to last st, p1
Rep Rows 1-2, eight more times. 18 rows in yarn A
Next row: using yarn A, k1, (yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1) four times, yfwd, sl 1, yb, join in yarn B, k1, * yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1, rep from * to last ten sts, join in yarn A, (yfwd, sl 1, yb, k1) five times
Next row: using yarn A, p2, (yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1) four times, using yarn B, * yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1, rep from * to last ten sts, using yarn A, p1, (yb, sl 1, yfwd, p1) four times, p1
Rep the last two rows, keeping the first and last ten sts on every row in yarn A and the central section in yarn B, until work meas 32cm from cast on, ending with Row 2
Break yarn B, cont in yarn A only
Next row: as Row 1
Next row: as Row 2
Rep last two rows eight more times. 18 rows in yarn A
Cast off
To make up
Sew in ends

Joining in
Join a new ball of yarn on an edge that will be enclosed in a seam whenever possible, using either of these methods:
Knit the first stitch of the next row with both ends held together, drop the old strand, carry on
OR
Knit the first few stitches with the new yarn only, stop, then tie the two ends together in a bow to secure them
Then leave the ends at least 10 to 13cm long to weave in later.

36cm x 26cm

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