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Stripes and Steps – a fun wraplet to practice your short rows

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Stripes and Steps is a long, thin wraplet that uses short rows to make it slightly curved with wedged stripes. It is made in garter stitch, so there are no purl stitches. The colors are carried across the top and then a thin border is added to the top. Made with Chic Sheep yarn, it is soft and squishy!

Stripes and Steps free knit pattern by Jessie At Home
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The yarn used in this pattern sample was provided by Red Heart Yarns.

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Stripes and Steps

Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Size:
72″ x 9.5″ – length easily changeable

Yarn:
Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird, 100% merino wool, worsted weight, 110 g/186 yds
Linen 5316: Color A – 220 g/372 yds
Creme de Mint 5635: Color B – 180 g/305 yds

Needles:
US-8, 5.0mm

Gauge:
17 sts x 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
kfb – knit front and back
k2tog – knit 2 together
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
Here is a video that shows short rows in garter stitch: https://www.garnstudio.com/video.php?id=440&lang=en

Pattern:

Cast on 84 with Color A
Row 1-7 odd (rs): K2tog, k to end.
Row 2-8 even (ws): K until 2 sts remain, k2tog. – {76 sts at the end of row 8}
Switch to Color B
Row 9: K2tog, k until 1 st remains, kfb. – {76 sts}
Row  10: Kfb, k59, wrap and turn, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 11: K until 1 st remains, kfb. – {78 sts total}
Row 12: Kfb, k46, wrap and turn, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 13: K until 1 st remains, kfb. – {80 sts total}
Row 14:  Kfb, k33, wrap and turn, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 15: K until 1 st remains, kfb. – {82 sts total}
Row 16:  Kfb, k20, wrap and turn, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 17: K until 1 st remains, kfb. – {84 sts total}
Row 18:  Kfb, k until 2 sts remain picking up and working each wrap, k2tog. – {84 sts}
Repeat Rows 1-18 to desired size, ending with row 8 and making rows 1-8 in Color A and rows 9-18 in Color B.
Bind off all stitches knit wise.
Weave in all ends.

Top Border:
Row 1 (rs): With Color B, pick up and knit into 8 sts on top of every Color A stripe and 2 sts on top of every Color B stripe.
Rows 2-4: K all.

Bind off all stitches knit wise.
Weave in all ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Stripes and Steps – a fun wraplet to practice your short rows”

    • If you’re asking about the wrap and turn, it’s part of the short rows and there is a video linked in the getting started section.

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