The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Congratulations to all of us!

Hello All! We were awarded the pink ribbon of the month award from the Susan B. Komen Foundation Philadelphia Affiliate!
The article in online now, and will be sent out in their e-newsletter on Thursday. The article is available here.
Thank you again for making this project such a success! We couldn't have done it without all of you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We delivered the scarves today!

Well, this is the last post…at least for this year.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. We were so proud to deliver such beautiful handcrafted scarves that you made.

The Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will post this donation to their Website:

Please join our “followers” to be in the loop for the next event.

Congratulations everyone!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tying up loose ends

Greetings All, Lisa and Tara here...
We're meeting today to ooooh and aaah over all of the beautiful scarves and tie up the loose ends. Haha - no pun intended. Lisa says, we came through with flying "pink" colors. Thank you again from both of us for making our pilot project such a wonderful success!
We've got one more small detail to ask of you. Lori added a lovely tag to her scarf with a note that includes information about the kind of yarn that was used.
Lisa and I think this was a brilliant idea and would like to add tags to all of the scarves with the yarn info and washing instructions. If you've forgotten what you used we will make an educated guess. Please send this info as soon as possible as we would like to pack them up this week.
Thanks again and great job! When we receive information from the Susan B. Komen Foundation we will post again on this blog.
Lisa and Tara

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

3 more!

We received three more scarves bringing our total to: 17! so far. I know there are a few more lingering out there. Hopefully we will receive them soon. :)
Rachael knitted this beautiful garter stitch scarf: :)
Wendy wanted to used some gorgeous pink silk from her stash, but it wasn't enough for our scarf. So she knitted this adorable shall/scarf instead.
And Jennifer followed the patterns with some of her own hand dyed pink yarn. Jennifer is suggesting a lace sampler for next year.... thoughts?
By the way, Jennifer's scarf received the most inspection - which was a pass.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The first "How we did" Post

Hello All! I just wanted to share what we've accomplished. I'm still waiting on about five scarves I think? I'm sure they are on their way.
I am thrilled with what we have so far. Everyone made beautiful variations on all of the patterns, used fabulous different colors, and we had some interesting surprises. I am deeply grateful to all participants. Thank you for taking your time to knit something for a complete stranger. I keep hearing phrases such as... "when I do this project next year"... which to me sounds like this was a success. This was our pilot project and so if any of you have feedback for us - we would love to hear it.

Here are the scarves we have so far:
Anne's scarf with some beautiful cable swatches.
Lori's scarf in a fabulous "grapefruit pink" color!
Cary's was the surprise - um, somehow it got felted. The best part of the surprise? All the patterns still look wonderful!
Jess's first knitting project. What a trooper! Learned how to knit just for the knit-a-thon.
And last but certainly not least, Stevie's Grandma knitted like crazy! Yes, that would be seven scarves for the project. Apparently she said to Stevie - I still have more pink yarn, should I keep knitting?
Oh yes, and all of your scarves have passed a rigorous inspection process:
Thank you again for all your hard work - stay tuned for more as they come in.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Last pattern

Hello All,
This is the last pattern I will post. You may finish off in anyway you wish, add another inch of garter stitch? or fringes? Whatever suits your fancy. If you haven't contacted me yet to get your scarf to me, October is this week!!! Please plan on sending your scarf to me by next Monday Oct 4th. Thanks!

This is a honey comb pattern from The Ultimate Sourcebook for Knitting and Crochet Stitches, a Reader's Digest Book. One cable needle or double pointed needle required.

Row one: knit border (5 stitches): Knit all stitches.
Row two: knit border, purl all center stitches.
Row three: knit border, knit 1, *lift next two stitches to cable needle hold to back, knit one from left needle, knit two stitches from cable needle, lift one stitch to cable needle from left hand needle hold to front, knit two from left needle, knit one from cable needle* repeat from * knit last stitch before border.
Row four: knit border, purl all other stitches
row 5: knit all stitches
row 6: knit border, purl all other stitches
row 7: knit 1, *lift one stitch to cable needle hold to front, knit the next two stitches from left needle, knit the stitch from cable needle, lift next two stitches onto cable needle, hold to back, knit the next stitch, knit the two two stitches from the cable needle* repeat to last stitch, knit 1, knit border.
row 8: knit border, purl all other stitches.
repeat these 8 rows until you are happy with.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bands and Folds

Hello Everyone! We're on the home stretch!
Some people are starting to finish, or run out of yarn... :) I still have yarn and would like to add a few more inches to mine. Whenever you feel your scarf is done, please contact me at my personal email address for a mailing address: I'd really like to have all scarves by Oct. 4th. Be in touch if that's not do-able so that we can figure out what will be. The scarves I've seen look fabulous! If you'd like to send an image to post on the blog - feel free to send one to my email address.

This week's pattern:
This one turned out to be a bit more subtle than I thought it would. You will need a set of double pointed needles the same size as your current working needles and one pair of needles 3 sizes larger.

Row 1: Knit 5 stitches in our border pattern. Knit 1, purl 1, for the next 30 stitches. Knit last five stitches in the row into the border pattern.

Row 2 and 3, repeat row 1.

Row 4: knit first 5 stitches with a double pointed needle same size as the current working needle. Switch to larger needle and knit all 30 stitches. Switch back to smaller double pointed needle to knit off the last five stitches.

Row 5: knit the border with a double pointed smaller needle, switch to larger needle and purl all 30 stitches. switch back to smaller double pointed needle and knit off the last five stitches.

Row 6: same as row 4

Row 7: same as row 5

Row 8: stitch back to regular working needle (non-double point). Work entire row onto this needle. knit first five in border pattern. Slip the next five stitches onto the same size (smaller size) double pointed needle. Hold these to the front of the work. knit one from the double pointed needle, purl one from the back needle, five times. Repeat the previous twice more. You should have three "twists".

Repeat rows 1 - 8 three times.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Hello All, Sorry for the delay with pattern posting. We are nearing the end of the project. Please plan to have your scarves ready to mail by the end of September. We will post an address then.

For this week, we will give our regular yarn a break (or not). If you have a stash of yarn, find those tiny little bits left over. These are perfect for that. Use the size needle that is appropriate for the yarn. You will need a set of five double pointed needles. If you want to felt something this is a good project for that as well.

Cast on 4 stitches on 2 dpn.
1. knit all stitches
2. knit in the front and back of each stitch - 4 stitches on each needle
3. knit all stitches
4. knit 1, make 1, knit the rest of the row until the last stitch. Make one, knit the last stitch.
repeat rows 3 and 4 until each needle has 14 stitches, total 28
5 knit three rounds with no increaces.
6. place 7 stitches on one side on a holder (or other dpns). place the stitches directly behind this side also on holders. You are knitting the top of the heart.
7. knit one round
8. ssk (slip the first two stitches as though to knit to the right needle - put them back on the left needle and knit them together. You are just turning the stitches around so that they look nice for the decrease), knit 3, knit 2 together. repeat this on the second side.
9. ssk, knit 1 knit 2 together, repeat on the other side.
10 there should be three stitches on each needle now. The pattern calls for kitchener stitch - which I always botch. So I just bound all stitches off, one from each needle at the same time. It looks fine. I also left a long thread which I tucked inside the heart and pulled out to start the second "top".
11. if you wish you can stuff the heart with some stuffing - if not you are done. I crochetted a chain to attach it to my scarf. If you are not a crochetter, an i-chord would be fine as well.
Happy knitting!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Switching needles

As I was thinking about a pattern to work on, I realized that we have not done anything really lacey or delicate. So, I knitted a garter stitch using two different size needles: a No. 4 / 3.5mm and a No 12 / 8mm. This size variation allowed for some open and airy needlework.

You will need to select a larger needle from your stash. The larger needle should be approx 3 times larger than the needle you are currently using.

Also, the boarder should be knitted with the needle you have been using all along, but after the first four stitches, switch to the larger needle and knit, then switch back to the smaller needle for the boarder.

I switched the needles on each row.

VoilĂ :

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is a fun easy pattern - no extras needed.

The pattern is a multiple of 3 so I increased my edge to 5 stitches of garter stitch so that I would have thirty stitches to work with in the middle.

Row 1: Knit 5 for border, K1, wrap three stitches around the right hand needle (not too tightly), repeat to the border, knit 5. Note: that's what I did for the image. However, I think it's a bit too much and I'm going to rip mine out and wrap only twice and see if that makes a difference. Play around with it - this one will go quickly.
Row 2: Knit 5. Sip 3 stitches purl wise with the yarn in back of the work, to the right hand needle, dropping all wraps. Insert the left hand needle from right to left through the loops to create the twist on the left needle. Knit all three together. Yarn Over. Repeat this to the border, Knit 5.

Row 2.5: At this point you must increase the border to accommodate for the length of the dropped stitches. I knitted 5, turned, knitted 5, turned knitted 5 before continuing on the next full row.

Row 3: Knit the first stitch, once in the back, once in the front, and once more in the back. *knit 1, knit 1 in the back and once in the front, (K1-b/f)repeat from * to the border, Knit 5.

Row 3.5: increase the border on this side in the same manner as row 2.5, before continuing with rows 4 - 6.

Rows 4 - 6 Knit all stitches.

Happy Knitting!

Just Wondering: How is everyone doing? Anyone want to send images to show off? I've received Babette's finished scarf. She decided to just do the basket weave for the whole thing and add fringes. It's beautiful! See below.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vandyke Check Pattern

Row 1: (Right Side) Knit

Row 2: K4 (*K4, P4, rep from *) K4

Row 3: K4 (P1, *K4, P4, rep from *, end last rep P3 instead of P4) K4

Row 4: K4 (K2, *P4, K4, rep from *, end last rep K2 instead of K4) K4

Row 5: K4 (P3, *K4, P4, rep from *, end last rep P1 instead of P4) K4

Row 6: K4 (*P4, K4, rep from *) K4

Row 7: Knit

Row 8, 9,10 and 11: K4 (*K4, P4, rep from *) K4

Row 12: K4 (Purl) K4

Row 13: K4 (*P4, K4, rep from *) K4

Row 14: K4 (K1, *P4, K4, rep from * end last rep K3 instead of K4) K4

Row 15: K4 (P2, *K4, P4, rep from * end last rep P2 instead of P4) K4

Row 16: K4 (K3, *P4, K4, rep from * end last rep K1 instead of K4) K4

Row 17: K4 (*K4, P4 rep from *) K4

Row 18: K4 (Purl) K4

Row 19, 20, 21 and 22: K4 (*P4, K4, rep from *) K4

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cabled Cord Rib

I really like this one. It's basically a mini i-cord done in a rib pattern.
You will need a double pointed needle or a cable needle for this pattern.

row 1: knit 4, then knit 2, purl 2 until the last four stitches, knit the last four for your edge.
row 2: knit 4, knit 2 and *slip these stitches back to the left hand needle, knit these two again, and repeat from * 2 more times, purl 2. Continue with this across the rest of the row - knitting the faux i-cord on the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches once. knit the last four stitches
row3: knit 4, slip next two stiches to double pointed needle (dpn), hold to the front of work, purl the next two stitches on the left hand needle, then knit the two stitches on the dpn. Repeat these across the rest of the row. knit 4
row4: knit 4, purl2, knit 2, until the last four stitches, knit the last four.
row5: knit 4, purl 2, knit 2, slip the 2 knit stitches back to left hand needle and knit again 3 times. Continue across the row to the last four stitches. knit the last four. note: this row is almost the same as row 2, just start with purls instead of knitting.
row 6: knit 4, slip 2 stiches to dpn and hold to the back of the work. knit 2 from left hand needle, purl two from dpn. Repeat these four across the row to last four stitches, knit 4.

Happy Knitting!

I'm workin' on it.

Hi Everyone -
I promise I'm working on this week's (actually last week's) post. But it's about 12 million degrees here in Philadelphia, along with other places on the east coast, and that's not exactly knitting weather!
For our next swatch I tried to do the Noro Boxes in the Reversible Knitting book, without much success. So I ripped that out and now I'm trying to do the Cabled Rib Cord. So far so good, but it's almost 12:30am and I need some sleep. I will try to finish everything and post tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Hope you all are cooler than we are.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stockinettes up the Seed

Say, is anyone thinking or wondering about the woman who will be wearing their scarf next winter? I am.

Start with the Right Side facing you.
Rows 1, 3, 5: K4 *K1, P1, K1, P1, K3; rep 4 times from *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K3
Rows 2, 4, 6: K3 *[K1, p1] twice, k1, p2; rep from *, end [k1, p1] twice, k1. K4
Row 7: K4, Purl, K4
Row 8: Knit
Repeat Rows 1-8 two more times

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Folded Fabric

Hello All - I'm back. My eye is pretty much all better. I go back on Friday to get the final okay. Thanks for the well wishes. :)

This week we are doing Folded Fabric from our reversible knitting book. This pattern is pretty easy. It's basically a wide rib with a funky tuck.The pattern in the book calls for a repeat of 12, but now I wish I would have done a repeat of 10. This would have given me a wider border of garter stitch (5 sts as opposed to 2). But since I goofed up the heart, and tore that out and started again - and then I goofed this pattern up too because I didn't pay attention. I don't feel like ripping out again. I will write out what I did, and if all of this makes sense to you - feel free to adjust as you wish.

Note: You will need one double pointed needed for the tucks.

rows 1 - 8: knit 2, * knit 6, purl 6; repeat from * until the last two stitches. Knit 2.
row 9: Knit 2 for garter stitch border.
* Then, rotate the work toward you so that you see the "back" of the work and the needle is on the bottom. (see image)
With the double pointed needle, pick up stitches 6, 5, 4 from the corresponding box, 7 rows away from the needle. Knit 2 together, one stitch from the regular needle the other from the double pointed needle, 3 times. Knit 3 more, then purl 6. Repeat from * two more times. Knit 2.

Repeat rows 1 - 9 four times for our scarf.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Catching up to posting

hello Everyone -
I said I would post yesterday and now it's Wednesday so I think I'll just wait to post this weekend. We might need a free week to catch up?
In case you are curious, my eye is okay for now. They think I have sclerosis. What's sclerosis? An inflammation of the sclera. Does that clear it up for you? Ha ha. And basically they don't know how you get it or where it comes from. My eye is much better than Monday, so I may skip the enormous dose of ibuprofen they prescribed, which, might heal my eye, and might also cause stomach bleeding. Hmmm, this is a cure?
I'll post this Friday. Hope all is well with you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Post soon as I can see again

Hi Everyone -
Sorry I havn't posted. I was going to post tonight, but I landed in the eye emergency room. Long story. Bottom line, I was there for five hours and they dialated my eyes. So I hope everything is spelled correctly.
I will post tomorrow.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Crazy Heart

I’ve made a heart shape this week using the seed stitch for the heart and the stockinette stitch for the background.

This chart is the Front View Only, so please remember to reverse the stitches on the other side for the stockinette and the seed stitches.

“G” represents the garter stitch of our boarder.
“P” represents purl.
“Blank area” represents knit.

I considered giving instruction row by row but I thought the chart was the clearest. I envisioned knitters printing this .JPG out and working from the chart, but please let me know if you would like the row-by-row instructions instead.

As always, 4 rows of the garter stitch are between this new pattern and the previous Wager’s Welt pattern.

Happy Knitting and Go Flyers!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wager's Welt

Hello Knitters!

Tara and I have flip flopped weeks; so I will post this week and next week.

This week:
A Wagers Welt.

The wager? Can you guess how many purl rows make up this 8 row pattern?
The answer? One! (surprising huh?)

Here you go: it’s easy and horizontal in design – to balance out some of the verticals.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K4, Purl32, K4
Row 3 through 8: Knit

Friday, May 21, 2010

Week 6: And now, for something different

Hello Everyone - hope you enjoyed the poofs - and I also hope you were more with it than I was and that you got the poofs of the right side! Ah well, it's supposed to look good on both sides anyway, and I think it does.
As I was looking at my scarf though, I realized that on one side things looked a little bit redundant. So I think this week we should add something to break things up.I thought we should add a flower from this book to the border between the brioche and the back of the poofs. You can purchase this book from Amazon here. I love it and use it all the time just to make little things. I chose the clematis pattern and I'm also including a leaf and a ladybug. I haven't put the ladybug on yet - I'm not convinced about it yet. I'll have to think about it. Ladybugs are for luck though...For the clematis - if you have a yarn stash - use whatever color you wish. You can also use the same color as your scarf of course. I thought of putting three across the middle there - but right now I think one will do. All of the patterns are scanned below, if you can't read them, double click on the image and it should blow up for you.
Here's your knitting glossary:
sts= stitches
K2tog= knit 2 together
k= knit
kfb = knit in the front and back of the same loop (you get two stitches out of one)
yo = yarn over
ssk= slip slip knit. slip two stitches knitwise (as though you were going to knit them) from the left needle to the right needle, knit through the back of the loops.
m= make one. pick up the top rung of yarn between the stitches. Place on the left needle, knit this look making sure that the yarn crosses over to close - there should not be a hole.
psso= pass slip stitch over.

Monday, May 17, 2010


This pattern is called Puffy. You should get puffy ridges as the two below on the front, and then a regular stockinette in the back. You will need some extras. 2 Double pointed needles, and two large safety pins or large paper clips.

row 1. Knit four stitches of border. Place these four stitches on a large safety pin or large paper clip. *Knit one (k1), purl 1 (p1)* repeat from * until five stitches to the end. Finish off the five stitches edges in the edge pattern. You should have 31 stitches on the needle.
row 2: knit the five border stitches, place these stitches on a paper clip or safety pin. *p1, k1, until to the end of the stitches on the needle.
row3: k1, p1, repeat to end.
At this point you will separate the stitches, using double pointed needles slip all knit stitches to the front needle and all purl stitches to the back needle.
Working on the front - or knit stitches side work rows 4 - 9.
row 4: knit one (k1) yarn over (yo), repeat to last stitch, knit.
row 5: purl all stitches
row 6 knit all stitches
row 7 purl all stitches
row 8 knit all stitches
row 9: p1 drop the next stitch, which should be the yo stitch. repeat to end.
Unravel all of the dropped stitches so you are just left with a puffy stocking net.
Row 10: Using both front and back needles now, combine the stitches by knitting one from the front needle, purling on from the back needle all onto one needle. When you get to the end of the pattern, pick up the stitches on the safety pin or paper clip.
Row 1: knit four stitches of border, then the k1,p1 pattern, pick up the stitches on the holder.
row 2: knit the stitches on the border, then the p1, k1 pattern, and the four border sitches.
row 3: knit the border stitches, place them on the safety pin or paper clip. knit pattern to border. Knit border.
row 4: knit border, place on paper clip or safety pin. Separate stitches onto the two needles, and continue as for row four above through row ten.

Repeat for at least four more poofs. I might do six if I'm feeling really ambitious!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I didn't forget

Hi Everyone -
I didn't forget. I'll post the pattern Monday night. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Brioche!!! Yum...

Brioche is a sweet French bread, but it is also a deep ribbing stitch. And since we just did yarn overs & slipped stitches, which this ribbing uses, I thought this would be an easy and fun pattern for this week.

These instructions come from Barbara G. Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns".

If you are adding a boarder between each sampler, knit your garter stitch at this time.

Row 1: (preparation row)
K4, (Yarn over, slip 1, knit 1) - Repeat ( ) until you come to the last 4 stitches then K4.

Row 2:
K4, (Yo, sl 1, k2 together) - Repeat ( ) until you come to the last 4 stitches then K4.

Row 3 and beyond:
Repeat Row 2 only until the Brioche is 4 inches.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Week 4: Pattern 3 Blocks and Triangles

Hello All! Here we go with pattern 3. Pattern 3 comes from this book:It is available from Amazon here. We recommend purchasing this book - it is a fantastic "dictionary" of new patterns. Also the authors will be rewarded for their genious as they should be, and if you don't want another book lying around after this project, you can always donate it to your local public library. They would be thrilled to have it!

Alright - moving on. This is pattern #32 called Blocks and Triangles. Its fun and not as difficult as one might think. Here are images of the first two rows.side one.
side two.

Note: you will need one double pointed needle the same size or smaller as the needles you are currently using. For those of you who are new to knitting, a double pointed needle is pointed at both ends. It's usually used for knitting socks, and so they come five in one package. A cable needle would be fine instead as long as it is smaller than the needles you are using to knit.

I am re-writing this pattern to make it conform to our requirements.

To start: This pattern is multiple of 5, so we will maintain five stitches of our border rather than four. The pattern is designed for 20 rows. The first 10 have pictures. The second ten are almost the same, just reversing the order of the increases.

p= purl
yo=yarn over
dpn= double pointed needles

row 1: work 5 stitches of border, (p4, k1) repeat 6 times, 5stitches of border
for all remaining rows work first five and last five stitches in border pattern.
row2: p1, yo, k4, repeat 5 times for a total of six repeats
To make a yarn over, take the yarn from the back of the needle and wrap it around the top of your needle. Keeping that loop in place, continue knitting as normal. Disclaimer: (again) I knit continental style (yarn in left hand), and I make things up as I go along - as long as things look good I keep going. So if this is wrong - someone please correct me! :)
row3: p4, k2, repeat 5 times
To knit the yarn overs - be sure to close the hole. Make sure the loop criscrosses. See below:
The yarn over as you come to it in knitting.

Insert right needle to the left of the loop.

You can see the start of the criscross. Knit now.

Finished stitch on the right needle.

row4: p2, yo, k4, repeat 5 times
row5: p4, k3, repeat 5 times
row6: p3, yo, k4 repeat 5 times
row7: p4, k4, repeat 5 times
row8: same as row 7

You should now have something which looks similar to the above. 5 border stitches on each side, and 48 stitches in the middle. The next step is to knit the 48 middle stitches down to 24. Here we go:

row9: work 5 border stitches, [slip next 4 stitches (sts) to double pointed needle (dpn). Hold the dpn to the back of the work (behind the regular needle you are using). Knit two stitches together using one stitch from the front needle and one from the back (dpn). Repeat for the next three pairs of stitches.] you have now overlapped the knitted and purled stitches. Repeat the pattern between the [ ] five times. Work 5 border stitches as normal.

Some more images of what everything should look like:
slipping stitches to the double pointed needle. To "slip a stitch" insert the dpn to the loop of the stitch on the left needle and transfer it to the dpn.

For the second repeat you will hold the dpn to the front of the work - both needles in the left hand. Try to line them up so that the points are even. To hold the dpn to the back do the same and hold them together in the left hand.

Knitting through both stitches, one on each needle.

After knitting the two stitches together, you should have double layers on the purl side. These are the last four stitches on the right hand needle. You will have an entire row of doubled up purls.

The second "row" of boxes and triangles:
row 10: k4, yo, repeat 5 times.
row 11: k1, p4, repeat 5 times.
row 12: k4, yo,p1, repeat 5 times.
row 13: k2,p4, repeat 5 times.
row 14: k4, yo, p2, repeat 5 times.
row 15: k3, p4, repeat 5 times.
row 16: k4, yo, p3, repeat 5 times.
row 17: k4, p4, repeat 5 times.
row 18: same as row 17.
row 19: work 5 border stitches, [slip next 4 sts to dpn. Hold the dpn to the front of the work. Knit two stitches together using one stitch from the front needle and one from the back. Repeat for the next three pairs of stitches.] Repeat the pattern between the [ ] five times. Work 5 border stitches.

row 20: yo, k4, repeat 5 times.

At this point I recommend repeating rows 1 - 9 only, so that we have three rows of blocks and triangles. For my yarn that will give me a 4 inch swatch. However - nothing is set in stone, if you wish to do the full repeat - please do. However - you will want to finish with row 9 or 19.

Hope everything is clear - please be in touch if it's not! Happy knitting!