We’re halfway finished with our blanket! How does that feel?
The fourth panel is a bit of a challenge, but I know you are up to it. We’ll be working one-row stripes of color, but this time using four colors. That changes things up a bit, but you still don’t have to cut your yarn at the end of every row. Watch the video and pay attention to the pattern, and you’ll soon understand how to work one-row stripes in four colors.
In case you are joining us later, start with the pattern introduction, Panel 1 , Panel 2 and Panel 3. You can also download the entire pattern as a printable pdf.
8″ [20 cm] wide x 57″ [145 cm] long
14 sts and 10 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern
This is a simple 4-row stitch pattern. Worked in 1-row stripes, it is completely reversible. It seems more complex than it is, because it’s been written so that you don’t have to cut the yarn at the end of each row. Pay attention to when to turn and not turn at the end of rows. If you follow the directions, the next color you need will be on the correct side.
Dotted Zigzags Stitch
Worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1. Work 1-row stripes in sequence B, D, A, C throughout.
Chain a multiple of 2.
Foundation Row (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in first ch-1 space, *ch 1, dc2tog over same ch-1 space and next ch-1 space; rep from * across, ending dc2tog in same ch-1 space and last sc and changing to next color in sequence on last st, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space; rep from * to last st, sc in top of last st, changing to next color in sequence; turn.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 3, dc2tog over same st and first ch-1 space, *ch 1, dc2tog over same and next ch-1 space; rep from * across, ending dc2tog over same ch-1 space and last sc, dc in last sc, drop loop from hook; do not turn.
Row 4 (RS): Draw up a loop of next color in sequence through top of first st; ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; rep from *, to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Row 5 (WS): Rep Row 1, turn.
Row 6 (RS): Rep Row 2, turn.
Row 7 (WS): Rep Row 3, do not turn.
Row 8 (WS): Draw up a loop of next color in sequence through top of first st; rep Row 4, turn.
Maintaining established color sequence, repeat Rows 1-8 for pattern
With B, ch 28.
Foundation Row (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn—14 sc, 13 ch-1 spaces.
Beginning with Row 1, work in Dotted Zigzags Stitch pattern until piece measures 57″ [145 cm] from beginning.
Fasten off. Weave in ends, except the final tail.
Panel 5 is next.
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