Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lizard Ridge Square Made Easy



I could not wrap my brain around "The Lizard Ridge Pattern" until a lovely lady on ravelry wrote it out for me in a way that the wraps are shown with (*) so that I dont need stitch markers to know where the wraps are and she wrote it out in a way that is simple to understand.I want to give credit for these instructions to: magerber
With my first square I didnt know about Cat Bordhi's terrific video about wrapping and turning (W&T) and concealing your wraps but have added the link to help you.In my next post I will show you how Iam doing mine in strips instead of squares for less seaming.


Please read through the instructions before starting your square


Lizard Ridge Instructions for Each Square


MATERIALS: Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 109yd/100m per 50g skein]

Needles: US #8/5mm straights

Gauge: 18 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not critical for this project.

Begin working using the end from the outside of the skein and Cast on 43 stitches

Rows 1: K43
Row 2 [WS]: P43
Row 3: K43

Please watch the video before starting row 4
(Cat Bordi's Video wrapping and turning (w&t) and concealing the wraps)


Row 4 [WS]: P12, (w&t, k8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t, p4, p3*, p13), (w&t, k8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t, p4, p3*, p13). You should have 3 stitches left in this row. Now, w&t, k8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t, p4, p3*, p2.
Row 5: K9, k3*, k11, k3*, k11, k3*, k3
Row 6 [WS]: P43

I have used this technique Spit-Splicing to join the next color


Row 7: (Change to new color at this point, begin working using the end from the inside of the skein)) K43

Row 8 [WS]: P43
Row 9: K43
Row 10 [WS]: P5, w&t, k5, turn work, p4, w&t, k4, turn work, p4, p2*, p13, (w&t, k8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t, p4, p3*, p13). You should have 10 stitches left in this row. Now, w&t, k8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t, p4, p3*, p8,k1 turn work, k5, w&t, p5, turn work, k4, w&t, p4.
Row 11: K4, k2*, k10, k3*, k11, k3*, k10.
Row 12 [WS]: P43
(change colors on next row resume using the end you had started with)
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(*) These stitches are already wrapped. Work them by picking up the wrap with the stitch you are working, and either knit or purl the wrap and the stitch togetherRepeat these 12 rows four times for one square (Then you will have used most of the skein with a little left start next square with a new skein).

(Note: On Row 4 and Row 10, I have enclosed some of the instructions in brackets like this-( ). This is to show where the pattern repeats in this row. If you want to ignore these brackets, just work along, following the stitch instructions as if the brackets weren’t there.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the rewrite. Good luck with this.
Sandra Singh

Ms. Diva said...

Can't believe how talented you are!!! Love the lizard ridge square!! Great job!!

Knitting Linguist said...

Very cool -- I love the colors you're working with!

smariek said...

It's coming out beautifully. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Lizet said...

It is turning out very pretty. Good job!

Mary said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I was getting all confused about when to pick up wraps -- they're not always easy to see. This put me on the right path!

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful for your advice. Finally got those unwraps done right!

Anonymous said...

Your rewrite SAVED me! (I must have ripped out the first twelve rows at least five times until I found your incredibly helpful rewrite!). Thanks SO much.