Sarah’s Getting Coffee

This is more of a formula than an actual pattern, but I wanted a way for knitters to print it if they needed.  It’s pretty much a 5 stitch repeat edged with a garter border.  This border helps it lay flat and sets off the pattern.  The C2 stitch is a basic 1 stitch cable that’s done on your needles!  Once you get the hang of it, it’s simple, but looks impressive.

Use any weight yarn, and the needles that give you drape that you want.  I used US9 and a worsted weight yarn.

Yarn yardage/meterage will depend on the weight of the yarn you use and the desired length and width.  Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

Abbreviations used:

BO        Bind off

C2        Cable 2: Knit second stitch on left needle, do not remove from needle.  Knit first stitch on

left needle.  Remove both stitches just worked from left needle. Two stitches worked.)

CO        Cast on

K        Knit

P        Purl

sts        stitches

Pattern:

  1. CO a multiple of 5.  

Note: 10 of these sts will be your edging.  I used 35; 5 on each edge and 25 in the center, making 5 pattern repeats in the center panel.  Center panels tend to look better if there are an odd number of pattern repeats.  But this is a personal preference.

  1. K 5 rows (or until edge is desired height, thinner yarn may require more, heavier less)
  2. Begin Pattern:
  1. K5, P to last 5 sts, K5
  2. K5, *K3, C2. Repeat from * to last 5 sts, K5
  3. K5, P to last 5 sts, K5
  4. K5, K2, C2, *K3, C2, repeat from * to last 6 sts, K6
  5. K5, P to last 5 sts, K5
  6. K5, K1, C2, *K3, C2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, K7
  7. K5, ,P to last 5 sts, K5
  8. K5, *C2, K3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, K5
  9. K5, P to last 5 sts, K5
  10. K5, K4, C2, *K3, C2, repeat from * to last 9 sts, K9
  11. Repeat a - j, ending on a P row, until 5 rows short of desired length (to match bottom edge)
  1. K 5 rows (or until edge matches height of bottom edge)
  2. BO all sts

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