Lacy Garter Blocks is a slouchy beanie with a tilted blocks motif. This is a quick and easy knit with larger needles and worsted weight yarn. It only takes several hours to complete, making it a great project for beginner knitters.
One size, to fit average adult head.
Finished measurements after blocking is 18 inches / 46 cm head circumference, un-stretched and 11 inches / 28 cm height.
Himalaya Everyday Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 180 yards [165 meter] 3.5 oz / 100 g): Renk 70605 (burgundy), 1 skein.
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles (dpns) or 40 cm circular needle.
Size US 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles (dpns) or 40 cm circular needle.
- Eight removable stitch markers, 7 in same color and 1 in different color.
- Tapestry needle.
16 stitches x 22 stitches = 4 inches x 4 inches / 10 cm x 10 cm in Tilted Blocks motif on larger needles.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom-up. Motif repeat for body section is a multiple of 16 stitches + 1, worked for 16 rounds. Body section is repeated twice, then repeat rounds 1-8 once. After the body, continue to the crown shaping for 17 rounds.
Tilted Blocks Body
Tilted Blocks Body – Written
Rnds 1, 3, 5, 7: *(Ssk, yo) four times, k8; rep from * to last stitch, k1.
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8: P1, *(k7, p9) rep from * until the end of rnd.
Rnds 9, 11, 13, 15: K1, *k8, (yo, k2tog) rep in the bracket four times, then rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnds 10, 12, 14. 16: *(P9, k7) rep from * to last stitch, p1.
Crown Shaping – Written
Rnd 1: *(K8, k2tog) rep from * seven times, k8, k3tog; 72 sts.
Rnd 2 and every even round up to round 16: Purl to the end of the round.
Rnd 3: *(K7, k2tog) rep from * eight times; 64 sts
Rnd 5: *(K6, k2tog) rep from * eight times; 56 sts.
Rnd 7: *(K5, k2tog)rep from * eight times; 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *(K4, k2tog) rep from * eight times; 40 sts.
Rnd 11: *(K3, k2tog) rep from * eight times; 32 sts.
Rnd 13: *(K2, k2tog) rep from * eight times; 24 sts.
Rnd 15: *(K1, k2tog) rep from * eight times; 16 sts.
Rnd 17: K2tog eight times; 8 sts.
With larger needle using long tail cast on method, CO 80 sts. Place marker and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist stitches. Transfer all of your cast on stitches to smaller needle then continue to brim.
Rds 1 – 11: *(K2, p2) rep from * to the end of the rnd.
Rnd 12: *(K2, p2) rep from * until last 4 sts, k2, p1, kfb; 81sts.
Now you have 81 stitches on your needle, transfer those stitches to larger needle to begin body section.
Follow the chart above or its written instructions.
Repeat rounds 1-16 twice, then rounds 1-8 once for body section.
Please note that the k3tog decrease in the last repeat of the first round is not included in chart
In this section you will place stitch markers every 10 stitches. Please note that you will have 11 stitches in the last repeat. Use a different color marker for the beginning of the round.
Follow either the chart or its written instructions above.
Cut yarn, leaving tail to weave in. Use tapestry needle to gather the stitches and close the hole. Tighten and weave in ends. Block to open lace.
About the Designer: Dian Paramita
Dian Paramita is a self-taught knitter who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has interest in lace knitting. Even though she lives in a tropical, but she loves to work with wool fibers. She has an undergrad degree in Psychology, but decided to pursue her dream as knitwear designer.