Knitting stitches – Pennant Pleating

I’ve completed my second square for my knitted blanket project. This time I tried Pennant Pleating.

I found it easy to knit as it uses just knit and purl. Counting the stitches took on a rhythm as I knitted.”Purl 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Knit 3, 1, 2, 3, Purl 2, 1, 2…..” Like counting dance steps.

It is one of those patterns that, if there is a mistake then it is easy to pick and amend. Even if the mistake is several rows before. The resulting square looks effective. Maybe not very exciting, but I reckon I need complicated and simple patterns in this blanket of mine. Still too busy a pattern for me to use in a jumper, but it might look OK as sleeves with a plain jumper body. My search continues.

In the meantime, I need to sew up the ends and block it.

Pennant Pleating

Cast on 40 stitches. Needles 4.5mm.

Abbreviation: P (purl), K (Knit)

Repeat the stitches between the pair of *s until the end of the row.

Row 1: *K2, P2, K6*

Row 2: *P5, K3, P2*

Row 3: *K2, P4, K4*

Row 4: *P3, K5, P2*

Row 5: *K2, P6, K2*

Row 6: *P1, K7, P2*

Row 7: *K2, P8*

Row 8: *P1, K7, P2*

Row 9: *K2, P6, K2*

Row 10: *P3, K5, P2*

Row 11: *K2, P4, K4*

Row 12: * P5, K3, P2*

I repeated these twelve rows four and a bit times to make the square.

Another square to show tomorrow. The more I look, the more stitches I am finding!

4 thoughts on “Knitting stitches – Pennant Pleating

  • Friday 11 February, 2011 at 12:40 am
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    Scrummy …must admit you had me worried (intimidated…lol ) I thought there were knitted bobbles in the pattern to start with!

    • Friday 11 February, 2011 at 12:50 am
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      No, the bobbles are just to make it a bit more interesting. Grey and triangles were a bit boring to photograph. We did make the felted balls, if that counts. I do have a couple of patterns that do have bobbles in them, but I’m still deciding if they and cable will make it into the final 49 squares. Knitting bobbles is easier than you imagine. Honest!

  • Thursday 31 October, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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    Hi there,
    I came across 3 of your knitted squares and was wondering if there are anymore. I am planning to knit a throw from scaps of DK wool and really like the look of your squares.
    Regards
    Sheila

    • Saturday 2 November, 2013 at 2:01 am
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      There are more. I really ought to set up a page for them, but in the meantime, I’ve tagged each of them as knitted square project. You can click on the tag between this post and the comments. Should be nine in total. Hope your throw grows!

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