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Nine-Inch Sawtooth Plate Pattern

 

 

 

 

Materials:  Worsted weight cotton yarn.  May also be made with sport weight cotton yarn and the smaller sized needle.  Size US 6 or 7 needles.

 

Method 1: This cloth is made with a series of wedges to which the edging is knit as you go.  Depending on your taste, the cloth may be started by casting on 17 stitches with a long-tailed cast on or you may use waste yarn for an invisible cast on, i.e. crochet 19 to 20-stitch chain and pick up 17 stitches from loops on back of chain.  [When ready to graft together, unzip the crocheted chain while picking up the first row of stitches.]

 

Start knitting

 

Row 1:  Slip the first stitch with yarn in back, knit 9 stitches, place marker, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO K3, turn.

 

Row 2:  Knit back 16 stitches (or until there are 2 stitches remaining on left needle). Slip the next stitch purl-wise to right hand needle, bring yarn forward between stitches, slide wrapped needle back to left needle, turn knitting around so you are in position to knit again.  You have wrapped the stitch but not knitted it.

 

Row 3:  Knit to marker, YO, K2Tog, YO, K2Tog, YO, K4. Turn.

 

Row 4: Knit to one stitch before the previous wrapped stitch (16 stitches).  Repeat the wrapping of the next (unwrapped) stitch.  Turn knitting around to knitting position again, making sure yarn is in back.

 

Row 5:  Knit to marker, YO, K2Tog, YO, K2Tog, YO, K5.  Turn.

 

Repeat this procedure until you have YO and Knit 6.  Turn.

 

Bind Off 4, Knit back to one stitch before previously wrapped stitch (12 stitches on right needles) and repeat this process starting with row 4.  This time you will knit back 12 stitches before each turning until you have completed the second bind off 4. 

 

When you have finished the second "saw tooth", you will knit back picking up the wraps clear to the end.  The last stitch does not have a wrap.

 

To pick up the wraps:  There's more than one-way to do this and the easiest way for you will come after a few trips back.  I slip the stitch from the left needle to the right needle, purl-wise, then pickup the wrap with my left needle, at the same time I push the left needle into the base of the slipped stitch and knit them off together.  Some people slip the stitch on the needle and then pick up the wrapped stitch at the same time and then knit them off together.  What ever works for you.

 

After you have knit to the last stitch, turn, slip the first stitch with yarn in back and then knit back to the marker and repeat above until you have eight pie shaped wedges.  Use the number of wedges necessary to make the circle lay flat.  I use the tail from doing a long tailed cast on to run through the first stitches at the center then cut the yarn and weave in tail.

 

Cut the yarn from your knitting leaving a 12 to 15 inch tail.  Thread this into a weaving needle and weave the free loops to the stitches from the first row.  Have your chosen right side facing you to do the grafting.  You can graft by going through the base of the stitches just above the cast on and back through the free loops.  I have also tried doing an invisible cast on and grafting through the two sets of loops like kitchenering a sock.  The choice is yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight-inch Sawtooth Plate Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

Method 2

 

Using size 6 or 7 needle, CO 15 stitches.  Either a long-tailed cast on or you may use waste yarn for an invisible cast on, i.e. crochet 19 to 20-stitch chain and pick up 15 stitches from loops on back of chain.   See instructions for Method 1 for more information concerning cast on and grafting.

 

Row 1:  Slip first stitch with yarn in back, knit 9 stitches, place marker, YO, K2tog, YO, K3, turn.

 

Row 2:  Knit back 14 stitches. Slip the next stitch purl-wise to right hand needle.  Bring yarn forward between stitches, slide wrapped needle back to left needle.  Turn the knitting around so you are in position to knit again.  You have wrapped the stitch but not knitted it.

 

Row 3: Knit to marker, YO, K2Tog, YO, K4. Turn.

 

Row 4: Knit to one stitch before the previous wrapped stitch (14 stitches on right needle).  Repeat the wrapping of the next (unwrapped) stitch.  Turn knitting around to knitting position again, making sure yarn is in back.

 

Row 5:  Knit to marker, YO, K2Tog, YO, K5.  Turn.

 

Repeat this procedure until you have YO and Knit 6.  Turn.

 

Bind off 4 stitches. Knit back to one stitch before previously wrapped stitch and repeat this process starting with row 4.  This time you will knit back 10 stitches on right needle before turning until the second bind off 4. 

 

When you have finished the second "saw tooth", you will knit back picking up the wraps clear to the end.  The last stitch is not wrapped.

 

To pick up the wraps:  There's more than one-way to do this and the easiest way for you will come after a few trips back.  I slip the stitch from the left needle to the right needle, purl-wise, then pickup the wrap with my left needle, at the same time I push the left needle into the base of the slipped stitch and knit them off together.  Some people slip the stitch on the needle and then pick up the wrapped stitch at the same time and then knit them off together.  What ever works for you.

 

After you have knit to the last stitch, turn, slip the first stitch with yarn in back and then knit back to the marker and repeat above until you have eight pie shaped wedges.  Use the number of wedges necessary to make the circle lay flat.  I use the tail from doing a long tailed cast on to run through the first stitches at the center pulling them together twice into a little star-like shape then cut the yarn and weave in tail. 

 

Cut the yarn from your knitting leaving a 12 to 15 inch tail.  Thread this into a weaving needle and weave the free loops to the stitches from the first row.  Have your chosen right side facing you to do the grafting.  You can do graft by going through the base of the stitches just above the cast on and back through the free loops.  I have also tried doing an invisible cast on and grafting through the two sets of loops like kitchenering a sock.  The choice is yours.