Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Southwest Knit Blanket
This is a simple baby blanket done in straight knitting - garter stitch. Well, the knitting is simple, but the weaving in of all the ends is pretty time consuming! I wove ends as I finished each color section so I didn't have quite as huge of a job at the very end.
*Yarn - I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
Base color - gray
Thin striping - A Rust
Color Group 1 - 4 shades of purple: dark, medium dark, medium light, light
Color Group 2 - 4 shades of orange: dark, medium dark, medium light, light
Edging - the medium light shade of purple
* Size 10 1/2 circular knitting needles
* Size E crochet hook
1. Cast on 125 stitches with base color.
2. Knit 43 rows with base color.
3. Knit 2 rows each of the thin striping colors, going from A to C.
4. Knit 4 rows each of Color Group 1, going from dark to light.
5. Knit 2 rows thin striping color B, 4 rows base color, and 2 rows thin striping B.
6. Knit 4 rows each of Color Group 2, going from light to dark.
7. Knit 2 rows each of thin striping colors, going from C to A.
8. Knit 28 rows with base color.
9. Repeat steps 3 through 8.
10. Repeat steps 3 through 2.
11. Knit 43 rows with base color.
12. Bind off.
13. Join on edging color and crochet a single crochet stitch in each knit stitch across the top and bottom and evenly along the two sides, making 3 single crochets in each corner.
14. Join to first single crochet, chain one and single crochet in each stitch from the previous round, making 3 single crochets in each corner.
15. Repeat step 14. Finish off.
The new little guy this blanket was knit for is almost ready to make his appearance - I hope he enjoys snuggling up in it as much as I did while working on it!
Happy Creating! Deborah