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Patchwork blanket week 2

For the second square of the blanket I have knitted a stocking stitch square. Stocking stitch is the next beginners stitch to learn after garter stitch. It involves alternate rows of knit and purl stitches.

Stocking stitch makes up the majority of my baby knits and is the most common stitch used in knitwear. I find it quicker to work with than garter stitch, because of the angle the needle goes into the stitches on a purl row.

For this square you will want to cast on the same number of stitches as your garter stitch square from week 1. If your tension is correct that will be 22 stitches.

First row: knit to end

Second row: purl to end

Repeat until your square measures 10cm in length, which should be approximately 28 rows.

Cast off.

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