Ruching Block 2

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Sample of Ruching Block 2 from Handmade by Stacy J

These squares can be used as practice blocks, as an addition to a blanket that uses squares, extend the length to make a scarf or use cotton yarn and create a dishcloth - the options are endless! Each square is noted with the multiples with which each stitch pattern is worked so that the pattern is completely customizable.

Notes: To obtain a cleaner edge, slip the first stitch purl wise with the yarn in front

This block is easily adaptable to any size - the pattern works in multiples of 1.

This square offers straighter edges and lays flatter then the Ruching Block 1. The ruching of this stitch pattern is created by doubling the amount of stitches in indicated rows using a smaller needle. The ruching is then brought together by reducing the amount of stitches and then switching to larger needles.

Ruching Stitch Block Pin from Handmade by Stacy J

Measures: 9.5 x 9.5" / 24 cm x 24 cm blocked

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

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Stitches / Abbreviations used:

Bind off

Cast on

Ea: each

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 together

Kfb: Knit front and back

P: Purl

RS: Right Side

SM: Stitch marker

St (s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

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To see a video tutorial of this stitch, click HERE

With US 6 / 4 mm needles, cast on 44

  1. Knit

  2. Knit (with lockable stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn, mark this row to indicate RS)

  3. (WS): Knit

  4. (RS): Knit

  5. Knit

  6. Knit

  7. Knit

  8. Knit

  9. Knit

  10. K5, insert SM, kfb in ea st to last 5 sts, insert SM k5; (78 sts) change to smaller needles for next row

  11. K5, purl to SM, k5 

  12. Knit

  13. K5, purl to SM, k5 

  14. Knit

  15. K5, purl to SM, k5

  16. K5, k2tog to SM, k5; change to larger needles for next row

  • Rep rows 3 - 16 three more times slipping SM as you come to it

  • Rep rows 3 - 9 once more

  • Knit

  • Bind off knit wise

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