The rocket ships are early (REAL) ones from the space program.--Titan and Mercury class. They have been a fixture of the park since the 1964 Worlds Fair.
After the Maker's Fair, they will be recycled into blankets. So it makes sense, when possible, to knit not individual blocks ( I have done some of individual blocks) but to knit the blocks together. A blanket make of 3 or 4 or strips (vs 24 individual blocks) is less work to (re) assemble and it is sturdier, too.
So yesterday—a set (
This square has a lattice like diamond pattern (like the kind of lattice you might find supporting a grape vine!)
There are some striped sweaters that used a seed stitch color change—intentional mixing the colors on a row, that was my plan--- But it was late, and I worked a row of not quite seed stitch (K2, P1) and forgot to change the color. (I was not going to tink or frog!)
So on the next row, with a new color, P2, (the previous knit) and K1 (the previous purl)
IF you methodically started out with a multiple of 3, it would be
R1: K2, P1
R2: with new color of yarn K1, P2.
But I had a multiple of 3 +1 and sometimes started R1with P1. K2, and other times started with K1, *P1, K2, and other times started with K2, P1.
I was working with scraps, and sometimes I just ran out of yarn! —there was no pre-planning. it was just fun grab a color and go to work. It is a pretty simple pattern—and I suspect it would look good with other numbers (K5, P2, say) –a very successful mistake!