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Patriotic Placemats and Coasters
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 50398-1K

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Placemat 17 1/4 inches x 12 3/4 inches [44.5 x 32.5 cm] Coaster 4 3/4 inches x 4 3/4 inches [12 x 12 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-100 Lion Cotton Yarn: White

Crisp clean white.


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Note: (A)

760-112 Lion Cotton Yarn: Poppy Red

Bright and bold red


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Note: (B)

760-110 Lion Cotton Yarn: Navy

The classical 'navy' shade -- blue, almost black.


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts = 3 inches [7.5 cm] + 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter st (knit every row). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



PLACEMAT
With A, cast on 48 sts.

[Knit 10 rows.

Change to B.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to A.] 5 times.

Knit 10 rows with A.

Change to C.

Knit 9 rows.

Bind off all sts as if to knit.



Side Edging

With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 48 sts across cast on edge.

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off all sts as if to knit.

Top and Bottom Edging

With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 74 sts evenly spaced across top edge of placemat.

Knit 8 rows.

Bind off all sts as if to knit.

Repeat along bottom edge.

Weave in ends.

COASTER

Note Coaster is worked in strips, then edged and sewn together.



STRIP 1

With A, cast on 6 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to C.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to B.

Knit 10 rows.

Place sts on holder.

STRIP 2

With C, cast on 6 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to B.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to A.

Knit 10 rows.

Place sts on holder.

STRIP 3

With B, cast on 6 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to A.

Knit 10 rows.

Change to C.

Knit 10 rows.

FINISHING

Join Strips

With RS facing, place Strip 1 on empty needle, then Strip 2, then Strip 3.

With C, knit across 6 sts from Strip 3, 6 sts from Strip 2, then 6 sts from Strip 1.

Knit 2 more rows.

Bind off all sts as if to knit.

Bottom Edging

With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 6 sts across bottom of Strip 1, 6 sts across bottom of Strip 2, and 6 sts across bottom of Strip 3 - 18 sts.

Knit 2 more rows.

Bind off all sts as if to knit.

Side Edging

With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 22 sts along side of Coaster.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off all sts as if to knit.

Repeat along opposite edge.

Sew Strips together between top and bottom edgings.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)


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