Finished Size: approx. 28" by 29"
Materials: 2 skeins Elaine (300yds/100 grams, 99% merino wool and 1% nylon); US 9 (5.5mm) and US 10 (6mm) needles; sample knit in Barney, a discontinued color.
Classic Elite Sprout (109yds/100 grams, 100% organic cotton)
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky (140yds/100 grams, 100% merino wool)
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky Exclusive Colorful Stitches Colors (140yds/100 grams, 100% merino wool)
Gauge: 3.5 sts = 1" over St st on US 10 needle or size to get gauge.
Pattern Stitch 1: Seed Stitch
Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from * across row
Row 2: *P1, k1, rep from * across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern
Pattern Stitch 2: Blocks
Rows 1 - 12: *K8, p8, rep from *, ending with k8
Rows 12 - 24: *P8, k8, rep from *, ending with p8
Repeat rows 1 to 24 for the pattern
With smaller needles and Elaine cast on 114 sts and work in seed stitch for 1". Change to larger sized needles and begin Block pattern keeping first and last 5 sts in seed stitch. Repeat rows 1 to 24 five times more (a total of six times). Then work rows 1 to 12 once. Change to smaller sized needle and work in seed stitch for 1". Cast off all stitches in seed stitch.