There was a sale on Loopy Mango. So I got a white and blue cones of their cotton yarn. I’m so in love their their cotton yarn. I wanted to buy all the colors. Unfortunately, they are kind of pricey. I’ll have to buy a few at a time.
Two things I hate the most about knitting: sewing pieces together and weave in ends. Unfortunately, there was no way around not making front and back separately. At least I couldn’t figure out a way to avoid making them separately.
Pattern: For majority of this pattern, I used the Moss Stitch from Yarnspirations’ Cocoon Cardigan. However, as always, I started with a 2×2 ribbing.
Switch Stitch: move blue st to right needle, move white working yarn to behind, put blue st back to left needle, k1
Color A: Blue; Color B: White
Cast on 38
Row 1&2: 2×2 ribbing with A
Row 3&4: 2×2 ribbing with B
Row 5&6: 2×2 ribbing with A
Beginning knitting with Moss St. We’ll restart the row count.
Row 1/Odd row: with B, p1(#), with A, p1, *k2, p2, repeat * to end, turn
Row 2/Even row: with A,* k2, p2, repeat * till 2(#) st left, use switch stitch to switch back to color B and k2, turn
In order to get the diagonal color block, purl with B in odd row and numbers of stitches left in even row will change. I put “(#)” to indicate the number before will change according to the row you are in. For example,
Row 3, with B, will be p3, then with A, p2, *k2, p2, repeat * to end, turn
Row 4, with A, *k2, p2, repeat * till 4 st left, use switch stitch to switch back to color B and k2, turn
Repeat the above steps till row 36.
Row 37: p2, k2tog twice, k2, *p2, k2, repeat * to last 6 st, k2tog twice, p2
Row 38: k2, p4, *k2, p2, repeat * to last 6 st, p4, k2
Row 39: k2, p2tog twice, *k2,p2, repeat * till last 6 st, p2tog twice, k2
Row 40: *p2, k4,*p2,k2, repeat *to last 6 st, k2, p2
Repeat the above four rows till 30 st left. Cast off.
Make two and sew two piece together.