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Textured stripes Knitted baby blanket

Update: At the end of this post you will find step by step instructions for this blanket.

Hello beautiful people,

After a short but eventful break, I am back to the world of knitting and crochet. I always carry my knitting during drives whether it is 30 mins or 9 hours. Since I have been traveling, I carried a knitting project with me for the flight and they proved to be good company. After a lot of research turns out you CAN carry knitting on flights. So this blanket was ideal as it didn’t have too many colors or too much pattern. The pattern is easily memorizable and does not require constant attention.

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The pattern involves an open star stitch. It is a super easy stitch.

R1: K2 *YO K3 (pass the first stitch of the last three over the other two). Repeat * across.

Even rows are Purls.

R3: K1 *YO K3 (pass the first stitch of the last three over the other two). Repeat * across.

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This blanket pattern has four colors

Color A: 10 rows of open star stitch

Color B: 10 rows of stockinette stitch

Color C: 10 rows of stockinette stitch

Color D: 10 rows of open star stitch

I repeated this in the order of colors I wanted. you can basically use a color and also use random color combinations for this. I really like the texture that this stitch gives and stockinette balances it really well.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors of grape, orchid, mango and off-white.

Finished dimensions: 25X34”

Edging. I gave a garter stitch edging of 5 sts.

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Have you ever knitting while traveling? share your stories with me.

Have a great week ahead.

Pattern:

Yarn colors: Any number of colors can be used for this pattern. you can also use up your scarp yarn for this.

For a size 32X39” blanket,

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6 rows of garter stitch

Row 7: K5 — K2 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. Repeat from * till there are eight stitches left (25 times) K3 —  K5

(the K5 on the ends are the garter stitch border)

Row 8: K5— Purl—K5

Row 9: K5 — K3 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. repeat till there are 7 stitches left K2 —  K5

Row 10: K5— Purl—K5

Row 11: K5   — K1 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. repeat till there are 6 stitches left K1 —  K5

Row 12: K5— Purl—K5

Row 13: repeat row 7

Row 14: K5— Purl—K5

Row 15: repeat row 9

Row 16: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

Row 17-25: stockinette with odd rows knit and even rows purl

Row 26: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

row 27-35: Row 17-25: stockinette with odd rows knit and even rows purl

Row 28: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

Repeat Rows 7-28

Garter stitch for 6 rows.

Bind off and weave in all the tails.

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12 thoughts on “Textured stripes Knitted baby blanket”

    1. Hey Susan, I use circular cable needles in US size 7 for all projects. I am really used to them. It may be hard to fit those many stitches on the straight needles. I have never tried it though. Hope this helps!! 🙂

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