This month's square reminds me of planted rows in the garden. Just as the rich soil starts to break apart and the little plants peak their heads out of the dirt to reach skyward. Seems rather romantic, but that is the nature of spring. As soon as the weather warms I spend hours pouring over gardening catalogs, comparing packets of seeds, and checking my wintered bulbs in the garage. Once the seeds are planted, I get twitterpated waiting for the things to start growing. I eagerly check the dirt (sometimes multiple times a day) to see if anything new has popped up. So in the spirit of spring, I've decided to let this inspiration carry over into our knitting. Enjoy!
Notes on the pattern: There's a bit of simple cabling in this pattern. If you need a refresher on how to cable, look here.
C2F: Slip one stitch to cable needle and hold to front of work. Knit next stitch then knit stitch from cable needle.
C2B: Slip one stitch to cable needle and hold to back of work. Knit next stitch then knit stitch from cable needle.
Cast on 44 stitches.
Rows 1, 3, 5: K1, P1
Rows 2, 4: P1, K1
Pattern Rows (Pattern repeats over 3+1 stitches):
Row 1 and 3: (P1, K1, P1, K1, P1) K1 *P2, K1 repeat from * across row (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 2: (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) P1, *C2F, P1 repeat from * across row (P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)
Row 4: (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) P1 *C2B, P1 repeat from * across row (P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)
Repeat these 4 rows until piece measures approx 9 inches
|Close up- you can almost see the green shoots|