Close up of the pattern:
Finished 12" x 12" square:
And here's the pattern. Enjoy!
Granite Relief Stitch 12" Square
I made up another square for the Gateway Theatre Knit and Purl charity event. The pattern is for a 12" square, and uses the granite relief stitch, which I found in the Vogue Knitting Stitch a Day Calendar.
DK weight yarn (mine was 70% acrylic, 30% wool)
5.5mm knitting needles
Granite Relief Stitch is worked over multiple of 2 stitches; over 4 rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: k2tog across row
Row 3: kfb across
Row 4: purl
Repeat rows 1 - 4
Cast on 60
Knit 5 rows of garter stitch (knit every row); begin pattern:
R1: knit all sts
R2: k5, k2tog to last 5 sts, k5
R3: k5, kfb to last 5 sts, k5
R4: k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Repeat these four rows until piece measures 11 1/2 inches from beginning
Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.
Cast off, weave in ends - done!
Note: I make no claims to this beautiful stitch, it's from Vogue. I just wanted to share what I did. Hope you enjoy!