Knit Coasters

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By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need a quick gift for a housewarming party? Or want to spruce up your own place with some homemade wares? These knit coasters are perfect for both. As an added bonus they’re a great project for beginner knitters to practice their knits and purls. After finishing, wrap these coasters with a pretty bow for a colorful gift!

CRAFT:
Knitting

DIFFICULTY:
Beginner

MATERIALS:

GAUGE:
Customized. Knit up a test swatch to achieve your desired gauge.

COLOR DETAILS:
This pattern plays with colorful stripes while teaching a classic basket weave design.

PATTERN:

Cast on 24 stitches

Row 1-4 use Color A
Row 1: [k4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 2: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2

Row 5-8 use Color B
Row 5: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 6: [k 4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 7: repeat row 5
Row 8: repeat row 6

Row 9-12 use Color A
Row 9: [k 4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 10: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 11: repeat row 9
Row 12: repeat row 10

Row 13-16 use Color C
Row 13: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 14: [k 4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 15: repeat row 13
Row 16: repeat row 14

Row 17-20 use Color A
Row 17: [k 4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 18: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 19: repeat row 17
Row 20: repeat row 18

Row 21-24 use Color D
Row 21: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 22: [k 4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 23: repeat row 21
Row 24: repeat row 22

Row 25-28 use Color A
Row 25: [k 4 st, p 4 st] 3 times
Row 26: [p 4 st, k 4 st] 3 times
Row 27: repeat row 25
Row 28: repeat row 26

Bind off in pattern

FINISHING:

Weave in ends with yarn needle. You can start using your coasters right away or felt them for a more finished effect.

Customize colors to fit your own room or to match the furnishings of whoever gets them as a gift.

Craft on!

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