This blanket is simple enough to work well with a variegated yarn, but has enough features to work with a solid yarn or solid strips. The example is made with Loops & Threads Charisma yarn.
|Size||Width (Inches)||Length (Inches)||Ounces of yarn||Yards of yarn|
Gauge: 11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Bulky weight yarn
Size 13 (9 mm) knitting needles
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
yo = yarn over
s2kp2 - slip2 (together, knitwise), k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over
The number of cast on stitches should be a multiple of 14 plus 5 .
Cast on these number of stitches for these widths:
32.5″ = 89
42.75″ = 117
53.” = 145
63.25″ = 173
73.5″ = 201
Row 1: k3, ** yo, k3, ssk, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1. Repeat from ** across to last 2 stitches, k2.
Rows 2-4: knit
Row 5: repeat row 1
Row 6: k3, purl across to last three stitches, k3
Row 7: knit
Row 8: repeat row 6
Repeat rows 1 through 8 until blanket is desired length ending with a row 5.
Cast off with row 6, finish off, secure and weave in end.
For solid stripes, make color changes between rows 2 and 3.