Wouldn’t It Be Rice is pattern #28 in the 2018 Harmony Blanket Knit Along. This square features panels of rice stitch, separated by vertical lines of stockinette. Rice stitch is a form of ribbing, so it gives the pattern a squishy, bouncy texture, with the stockinette lines adding a bit of visual “pop”
The pattern includes both written and charted versions of the instructions.
The Harmony Blanket KAL is a knit-along event hosted by the Underground Crafter, Creative Crochet Workshop, and myself. Together with a great team of guest designers, we will be bringing you 48 blanket square patterns throughout the year. Each pattern will have the same, garter stitch border, so that they can easily be combined into a blanket!
Lion Brand has generously provided us with their lovely Vanna’s Choice yarn for free, to use for our designs. It’s a washable, worsted weight acrylic yarn that’s a great choice for blankets. For more information about the event and links to the patterns, be sure to visit the main #HarmonyBlanket post. I hope you’ll join in the fun!
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Wouldn’t It Be Rice
- 35 yds Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn #158 Mustard
- Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
Intermediate – Twisted Stitches, more complex stitch pattern.
6 inch square
17 sts x 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette. Use pattern as gauge swatch – finished square should be 6 inches.
- k = knit
- p = purl
- sl = slip stitch knitwise with yarn in back
- kfb = knit front and back
- ktbl = knit through back loop
- k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- RS = Right Side
- WS = Wrong Side
- The Knitted Cast On by Pattymac Knits
- The Knit Front and Back Increase by New Stitch a Day
- Twisted Stitches – Knit and Purl Through the Back Loop (ktbl, ptbl)
- How to K2tog (Knit 2 together) by Pattymac Knits
- Bind Off Your Knitting by Pattymac Knits
(scroll down for chart & video)
Cast on 25 stitches
Garter stitch bottom border:
Row 1 (RS): K 24, p 1.
Rows 2-4: Sl 1, k 23, p 1.
Main section of square
Row 5 (RS): Sl 1, (k 4, kfb) twice, k 3, (kfb, k 4) twice, p1. (29 sts)
Row 6: Sl 1, k 3, p 1, k 5, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 5, p 1, k 3, p 1.
Row 7: Sl 1, k 4, (p 1, ktbl) twice, p1, k 1, (p 1, ktbl) 3 times, p 1, k 1, (p 1, ktbl) twice, p 1, k 4, p 1.
Repeat rows 6-7 until work measures 5.25 inches, then repeat row 6 once more.
Decrease Row: Sl 1, (k 4, k2tog) twice, k 3, (k2tog, k 4) twice, p1. (25 sts)
Garter stitch top border:
Rows 1-5: Sl 1, k 23, p 1.
Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.
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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the yarn!
A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.
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