Sunday, June 21, 2009

baby blanket

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by Marilyn Coleman.
Cute as a button and soft as a cloud. Easy knit afghan is the perfect gift to wrap your little one in snuggly warmth and comfort.

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RED HEART® “Baby Clouds™”, Art. E710 (6 ounce/148 yard solid color and 4½ ounce/110 yard multicolor skeins): 18 Ounces No. E710.9638 Baby Green.

Knitting Needles: 10mm [US 15].
Yarn needle to weave in ends.


* : repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
K : Knit
mm : millimeters
P : purl
rep : repeat

Stst : Stockinette stitch (K 1 row, P 1 row)

st(s) : stitch (es)
tog : together

yo : yarn over


Blanket measures approximately 36½" square.


8 sts = 4"; 15 rows = 4" in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.


Cast on 73 sts.
Marking first row as the right side, work in pattern as follows:
Rows 1, 2, 3, and 4: Knit.
Row 5: K3, * yo, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts; K2.
Repeat Rows 1-5 until approximately 36" from beginning, end by working pattern Row 5.
Knit 4 more rows.
Bind off.

Hints& Tips:
Use a short length of contrast color yarn to weave into the first row of stitches to “mark” that row as the right side.
- The pattern row (Row 5) is alternately worked on right and wrong side rows to keep the blanket square: first the pattern row is worked on a right side row, then 4 rows later it is worked on a wrong side row.
- To keep track of the number of rows you have worked between pattern rows, count the number of ridges formed by the knit rows – there should be 2 ridges above the pattern row on both sides of the blanket; then you are ready for the pattern row.

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