Tracy (snuffykin) wrote,

Linnea's Blankie

Linnea's Blanket

This is a group project I organized and finished assembling this week as a secret surprise baby-to-be gift. Boss lady breathes Anthropolgie, doesn’t like pink baby stuff, and likes non-traditional gender neutral colors and funky-ness. The participants were not-so-experienced knitters. It's all in garter stitch using worsted weight cotton blend yarn, with a simple decrease to form a mitered square. You don't have to have your knitters waeve in their ends. The tails can be threaded through the overcast seam. Mitered squares in 5 taupe, 5 light green, 3 blue/purple, 3 cream. Range from 7”-8” wide/tall squares, around 3.5 sts/1", making a blanket more or less 30" square. We got two balls in each color and had a lot leftover. You can make washcloths or hats out of them.

Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (machine washable and dryable) Hazelnut #830-125, 2 balls; Lime #830-194, 2 balls; Almond, 1balls; Blue, 1 ball

Needles: size 9-10
Ring shape stitch marker
Recommended: loop turner for hiding yarn tails.

CO 56 sts.
row 1: (ws) K one row.
row 2: (rs) K 26, k2tog, place center ring marker (pm), k2tog, k 26.
row 3: (ws) K one row.
row 4: (rs) Knit until you get to 2 sts before the marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, continue to knit to end of row.

Repeat rows 3-4, decreasing on either side of the center marker on even numbered rows until there are 4 sts remaining.

row 5: K2tog twice. 2 sts. Turn.
row 6: K2tog. Break yarn and pull through rem st.

Seam together in cream yarn with overcasting st, forming diamond shapes with the diagonals and matching “grain” of the knitting direction. Hide the yarn tails by pulling through the yarn of the seams. A loop turner is a big help here.

Revised 9/2/09
Tags: finished object, knitting, patterns

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