Magic Tiles by Brenda Brayfield

Magic Tiles

March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1250 - 1290 yards (1143 - 1180 m)
One Size but easily customizable
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

In these uncertain times, I would like to gift you this pattern. Hopefully it will bring you comfort and provide a calming distraction as we navigate this uncharted path together.

Magic Tiles is knit modular. This means the squares are knitted together by picking up and knitting stitches from the previously worked square. This also means no sewing!

The blanket can be made any size with any weight yarn. It can be a planned or random layout. You can use one colour, two colours, or a variety. Each square uses approx. 11 m/12 yds of yarn, making it the perfect project for leftovers!

As we self-isolate and are unable to be with our loved ones, knit a square in their favourite colour. Or use yarn leftover from something you made for them. One day at a time, one square at a time, we will make it.

May you and your loved ones stay safe.

Suitable for an Experienced Beginner.

Techniques to explore:
Knitted Cast On
Cable Cast On
Central Double Decrease
Picking up and knitting sts
I-cord Border features Provisional Cast On and Kitchener Stitch to join.

Please Note: As a knitting instructor, I have used this detail-oriented pattern in the classroom for the past 14 years. I converted the workbook to a pattern for publication on Ravelry, but it has not been professionally tech edited.

Getting Started
Square A - After Cable Casting On 35 sts, it is not necessary to turn to work the Set Up Row.