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Cornish Gansey Squares Part 2: Lizard- Lattice

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So it's Monday again and time for Part 2 Of our four part Gansey Square Knit-a-long for Syrian Refugee Blankets and the 3 Bags Full Wool Market. This week I have used the simple but very effective Lizard: Lattice stitch pattern inspired by  Cornish Guernseys & Knitfrocks writted by Mary Wright. I love this particular pattern because although simple, produces a fabric which naturally ripples and bubbles and almost comes to life under your needles. I really urge you to give this pattern a go because the photo really doesn't do justice to it's attractive texture.

Again, I have used DK weight yarn and 3.5mm needles so the purl stitches really stand out. The finished square measures 6.5 x 6.5 in. Good luck and enjoy.

Lizard: The Lattice

Using 3.5mm needles, CO 40 sts    lizard lattice gansey square
Row 1 (RS): Knit. (40 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: (K3, p3) x 6, k3, p.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Repeat row 4.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: K4, (p3, k3) x 6.
Row 14: Purl.
Row 15: Repeat row 13.
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: Repeat row 13.
Row 18: Purl.
Row 19: Knit.
Rows 20 - 55: Repeat rows 2 - 19.
Row 56: Purl.

 

 

Happy knitting.

love

Tina B xx