I just made my first block for a knitted quilt, but it's a cool pattern so I thought I'd share how to do it! (Sorry about the funky edges, I haven't blocked it yet.)
This is a great pattern you can use for just about anything. My grandmother taught me how to do it, she uses it for afghans. It makes them super soft and cozy, even if you use slightly stiff yarn.
Here is what it looks like with the stitches stretched out a little:
OK, now for the tutorial!
Make sure you knit more loosely than normal. You need the stitches to be nice and big so you can make the knots!
Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 1 extra, plus 2 for your edge stitches.Row One
Do whatever you do for your edge stitch. I slip the first one in each row.
**Make one knot: K into the back of the next 3 stitches but don't slip them off the left needle
. Yarn over once. Knit into the front of the 3 stitches and slip them off the needle.**
Repeat ** until you have 2 stitches on your left needle. K2.Row 2
Do the edge stitch, then P all stitches.Row 3
Edge stitch, K2, make knots(repeat **) until you have 3 stitches on left needle. K3.Row 4
Do the edge stitch, then P all stitches.Row 5
Edge stitch, K1, make knots until you have 1 stitch on left needle, K1.Row 6
Do the edge stitch, then P all stitches.
Repeat rows 1-6 until you are done!
I don't mind if you make things to sell with this, my grandmother learned a variation of it back in the 60s, so I won't claim that I own it. If you do make something, please share it, I'd love to see!