Panama Coasters
Level: Intermediate

LEARN HOW TO: work herringbone stitch pattern

Materials:    

YARN:

A super bulky weight wool; we’ve designed the coasters using Erika Knight Maxi Wool.  One skein of Maxi Wool will make 4 coasters.

If you’re not using Maxi Wool, you will need 80 m/87 yds of yarn to make 4 coasters.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS:

Size 10 mm (US size 15) straight needles
Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends
Scissors

GAUGE:

19 stitches & 14 rows = 4" in herringbone stitch, though matching gauge isn’t exactly necessary for this project.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS:

4 ¾” wide, 4 ¾” long

Getting Started:

For all abbreviations, please check the glossary at the end of the pattern.

Using the cable CO, CO 22 stitches.  

Row 1: Work first row of herringbone stitch on all stitches, sl final stitch.  To learn how to make the first row of the herringbone stitch pattern, CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Row 2: Work second row of herringbone stitch on all stitches, sl final stitch.  To learn how to make the first row of the herringbone stitch pattern, CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 six more times.

Almost Done:

BO all stitches using a One-Over-Two BO (Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, completely revised & updated, 2018).  

To work the One-Over-Two BO: k 3 sts, using left hand needle pass first k st over following 2 sts (1 st bound off).  *K1 st (you will again have 3 sts on the right hand needle), using left hand needle pass first st over following 2 sts (1 st bound off).  Repeat from * to final 2 sts.  Work final 2 sts using basic knitted BO.

Finishing:

Weave in ends of all yarn using a tapestry needle.

Blocking:

Finally, you have to “block” the coasters.  We suggest that you use the hot steam iron method of blocking to smooth out the edges of the coasters.  

Congratulations!

Once they are dry, you are done.  Stand back, admire your work, and put your drink down.  We want to see your coasters, so please send us pictures or tag us on social media.

Glossary:

BO: bind off
CO: cast on
k: knit
sl: slip stitch purlwise
st(s): stitch, stitches

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