Cast on 8 sts and arrange on 4 needles. Round I and every foil alt round Knit. Round 2 (increase round) Knit into front and back of every st. 16 sts. Round 4 (Knit into front and back of next st. k2, knit into back and front of next st) 4 times. 24 sts. Round 6 (Knit into front and back of next st, k4, knit into back and front of next st) 4 times. 32 sts. Continue in this way, working two more stitches between increases on every increase round. Check frequently to make sure the square is lying flat and if not work another knit round between increase rounds. When the square is the required size, cast off loosely Knit two large squares for a bag or cushion. Work several small squares and join them together for a throw or bedspread.
A circle knitted like this can be used in different ways. A small circle makes the top of a beret. Continue working in rounds and make a small circular rug or join two circles together for a cushion or an unusual bag.
Because the eight increases are worked in the same place on each round, the shape will be octagonal rather than a true circle.The bigger you knit the circle, the more pronounced this shape will be. At this point, work 16 increases in the increase row by dividing the stitches between increases in two.
For example, after working the round (k 14. knit into front and back of next st) 8 times, there will be 16 stitches between increases.The next round will be (k7. knit into front and back of next st) 16 times. Work three knit rounds between increase rows.
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