This pattern is for a really sturdy, beautiful coaster. And it's a nice quick project for a Saturday afternoon.
- Size 3 straight or circular needles or size to obtain gauge
- About two ounces fingering weight yarn
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 22 stitches per 4 inches in pattern stitch with yarn held double
Holding yarn double and using long tail cast on, cast on 22.
Row 1 (WS): Knit to last stitch, slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front
Row 2 (RS): Knit 1, *slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in back, knit 1*, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front
Repeat rows 1 and 2 nineteen more times for a total of 40 rows, or until piece is just shy of square, ending with row 2.
Bind off all stitches loosely. Weave in ends. Make three to four more.
If you want to make coordinating placements, cast on 66 and work as written until piece is 16 inches long.