Knitting Sequence Textures baby blanket, placemat, and mug rug


Sequence knitting creates beautifully textured fabrics and can be deceptively simple. All three of these projects are knit with the same basic stitch pattern, a sequence of {knit 4, purl 2}. Different stitch patterns are created when you change the number of stitches you cast on and vary what you do at the end of the row.
The baby blanket is the easiest project and has a simple one-row pattern repeat. It is knit on a larger needle and a looser gauge than the placemat and mug rug to make it softer and squishier.
The placemat is knit in a serpentine manner. Every row of the mug rug begins at the beginning of the {k4, p2} sequence. I hope you’ll experiment with your sequences and create all sorts of beautiful, textured items. Written and charted instructions included.
skill level Easy
finished measurements
Baby Blanket 22” x 25” [56 x 63.5cm]
Placemat 16¼” x 13” [41.25 x 33cm]
Mug Rug 6¾” x 7½” [17 x 19cm]
Universal Yarn Clean Cotton, 85% Recycled Cotton, 15% Recycled Polyester, 120 m [131yds] per 75 g [2.65 oz] ball; colour 107 Tiger Lily