This pattern can be used to make a bed sized blanket by increasing the number of pattern stitches in blocks of 4 and knitting more rows until the blanket is the required length. Remember to allow more yarn for this!
Abbreviations: st-stitch; k-knit; p-purl; yfd-yarn forward around needle to make a stitch; sl 1-slip next stitch from one needle to the other without working it; psso-pass slipped stitch over stitch just worked; k2tog-knit next 2 sts together to make one stitch; ( )-repeat instructions between brackets.
Materials required: Size 18 (1.25 mm/US size 4/0) needles, 2 skeins 1-ply yarn (50 metres approx)
Cast on 33 sts.
Rows 1-4: k
Row 5: k 5, (yfd, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yfd, k 1) to last 4 sts, k 4.
Row 6: k 3, p 27, k 3
Row 7: k 4, k2tog, yfd, k 1, (yfd, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yfd, k 1) to last 6 sts, yfd, sl 1 k 1, psso k 4.
Row 8: k 3, p 27, k 3.
Rows 9-76: Repeat rows 5-8 seventeen times.
The length can be altered at this point by working more repeats of rows 5-8.
Rows 77-80: k
Sew in all loose ends. Press lightly with a warm iron and damp cloth, pulling the blanket into shape if required as you press.
© Copyright F. H. Powell 2004
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