Friday, 21 September 2012

Sams Blanket

Friends nephews "lovey" had fallen apart..disaster! I was sent a sample in the post, there wasn't a pattern i could find anywhere so i had to try and recreate it somehow, all the basket weve blankets id seen where odd number stitch pattern repeats and/or the back was the same as the front, this one was even number repeats (inside the boarder) and the back was plainish knit (different to the back)

3.75mm needles
100g pattons fab dk yarn (i used a whole ball leaving about 10 yards!)

This blanket once pressed or killed (steamed) is 50 x 70 aprox, of course you dont have to press it , this was just how it was in the sample i was sent, unpressed its about 43 x 57cm
If you want to make it bigger just add an extra 8 stitches and knit to required length.

Cast on 86 stitches.
Knit in garter stitch for 6 rows.
Row 1, K7 *p4,k4* to last 7 stitches k7
Row 2, knit
Repeat rows 1-2  Two more times (6 rows in total)
Row 3, K7,K4,P4* to end K7
Row 4, Knit
Repeat rows  Two more times (6 rows in total)
Continue with repeating rows as set pattern to approx 1.5 inches below desired length, finishing on the Rows 1-2 repeats
Garter stitch 6 rows and cast off in garter stitch. Press .

@Copyright Laura Avery 2012..i give permission for you to sell from this pattern but please do not pass it off as your own, many thanks!