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Friday, August 6, 2010

Baby Starfish Cloth

Copyright 2010 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to make and sell items from this pattern provided that credit is given to me as the designer. Permission is not granted to reproduce the actual pattern, or post it, or distribute it, without my express permission. Please respect my copyright and play nice!

Size: approximately 8" X 8 ½"

Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton in a solid color. The cloth pictured was done in Peaches & Crème in Shrimp.

Needles: U.S. Size 6/4.0mm or 5/3.75mm Because this is a “picture” cloth, you want your fabric to be fairly dense so the design will pop out. If you are a loose knitter, then you might want to drop down a needle size.

Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical.

k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches

Pattern: Cast on 39 stitches

Row 1: knit.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: knit.
Row 6: (wrong side) k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 7: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 8: k2, p35; k2.
Row 9: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 10: K3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) x5; p3; k3.
Row 11: k7; (p1, k5) x 4; p1; k7.
Row 12: k2, p35; k2.
Row 13: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 14: K3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) x5; p3; k3.
Row 15: k7; (p1, k5) x 4; p1; k7.
Row 16: k2; p35; k2.
Row 17: k3; p3; k27; p3; k3.
Row 18: k3; p14; k1; p18; k3.
Row 19: k20; p2; k17.
Row 20: k2; p14; k1; p1; k1; p18; k2.
Row 21: k3; p3; k13; p1; k3; p1; k9; p3; k3.
Row 22: k3; p12; k1; p3; k1; p16; k3.
Row 23: k19; p1; k4; p1; k14.
Row 24: k2; p12; k1; p4; k1; p17; k2.
Row 25: k3; p3; k2; p3; k8; p1; k4; p1; k5; p1; k2; p3; k3.
Row 26: k3; p5; k2; (p4, k1) x2; p2; k6; p2; k1; p5; k3.
Row 27: k8; p1; k8; p2; k5; p1; k3; p1; k1; p1; k8.
Row 28: k2; p6; k1; p2; k4; p15; k1; p6; k2.
Row 29: k3; p3; k2; p1; k21; p1; k2; p3; k3.
Row 30: k3; p5; k1; p8; k3; p9; k1; p6; k3.
Row 31: k9; p1; k8; p1; k3; p1; k6; p1; k9.
Row 32: k2; p7; (k1, p5) x2; k1; p6; k1; p8; k2.
Row 33: k3; p3; k5; p1; k4; p1; k11; p1; k4; p3; k3.
Row 34: k3; p7; k1; p11; k1; p3; k1; p9; k3.
Row 35: k13; p1; k8; p1; k4; p1; k11.
Row 36: k2; p10; k1; p6; k1; p5; k1; p11; k2.
Row 37: k3; p3; k7; p1; k11; p1; k7; p3; k3.
Row 38: k3; p10; k1; p12; k1; p9; k3.
Row 39: k12; p1; k11; p1; k14.
Row 40: k2; p12; k1; p11; k1; p10; k2.
Row 41: k3; p3; k6; p1; k5; p2; k4; p1; k8; p3; k3.
Row 42: k3; p11; k1; p3; k1; p2; k1; p4; k1; p9; k3.
Row 43: k12; p1; k4; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k14.
Row 44: k2; p12; k1; p2; (k1, p4) x2; k1; p9; k2.
Row 45: k3; p3; k5; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1; k2; p1; k8; p3; k3.
Row 46: k3; p11; k1; p1; k1; p7; k1; p2; k1; p8; k3.
Row 47: k11; p3; k9; p2; k14.
Row 48: k2; p11; k1; p1; k1; p21; k2.
Row 49: k3; p3; k18; p1; k8; p3; k3.
Row 50: k3; p33; k3.
Row 51: knit.
Row 52: k2; p35; k2.
Row 53: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 54: k3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) X5; p3; k3.
Row 55: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 56: k2; p35; k2.
Row 57: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 58: k3; (p3, k1, p1, k1) X5; p3; k3.
Row 59: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 60: k2; p35; k2.
Row 61: k3; (p3, k3) x6.
Row 62: k7; (p1, k5) x4; p1; k7.
Row 63: knit.
Row 64: knit.
Row 65: knit.
Row 66: knit.
Row 67: knit.

Bind off knitwise and weave in ends.