So, without further ado...the pattern:
-I used Bernat Satin worsted weight yarn because that's what I had to use up. One ball of each colour will make several blocks, or you can use just one colour, or you can just use up little scraps.
-4mm needles- 2 for knitting and a few extras for holding the stiches while you work the next section
-One each 2", 3" and 6" stitch holders
-Gauge: 12 stitches and 24 rows in garter stitch is a 2" x 2" square. Gauge is not terribly important unless you plan to make a blanket...then you just want to make each square the same size.
Cast on 12 stitches of colour A.
Knit in garter stitch for 22 rows. Break yarn.
Continue knitting in garter stitch, using colour B, for 12 rows.
Transfer all 12 stitches to 2" stitch holder.
Turn work counter-clockwise. Pick up 18 stitches along right side of work, starting with 6 stitches of colour B and then 12 stitches of colour A, as below:
I used a larger stitch holder in this picture. Use whatever size you have for the small pieces.
Note: It is important to pick up the stitches in the correct direction to make sure the colour changes appear on the back side of the work. Although you pick up colour B first, you will knit the colour A stitches first.
This is how the colour changes will appear on the back of your work.
Note 2: If you are making a block in one solid colour, reverse the directions as the colour change will not affect your piece, and you will have fewer ends to weave in, if any.
Knit the 18 stitches you picked up using colour C and continue knitting in garter stitch for 12 rows.
Transfer the 18 stitches of colour C to a 3" stitch holder. Turn work counter-clockwise.
Pick up 6 stitches along the edge of colour C and 12 stitches of colour A as shown below:
Transfer the 18 stitches to a stitch holder. Turn work counter-clockwise.
Pick up 6 stitches of colour D, 12 stitches of colour A, and 6 stitches of colour B. Knit the 24 stitches in colour E for 12 rows of garter stitch.
At this point, I stopped transferring the stitches to stitch holders because I ran out of them, quite frankly. I had extra 4mm needles, so I just left them in place to hold the stitches as I continued working. Use whatever feels best for you.
Knit 12 rows in garter stitch of desired colour.
On the back side, weave in the ends as neatly as possible.
The ends should just about disappear.
Now, why not make a few more to make up a scarf? Or a "quilt"?
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