Fair Isle Border Blanket and Pillow

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Fair Isle Border Blanket and Pillow

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Textured afghan with a detailed fair isle border. Shown in Patons Decor.

Single Size
Approx 54 x 64 ins [137 x 162.5 cm].
Approx 20 ins [51 cm] square.
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The materials for this project cost $130.91

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size
Blanket
Approx 54 x 64 ins [137 x 162.5 cm].
Pillow
Approx 20 ins [51 cm] square.

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Decor | New Teal, 87206 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$61.11

Contrast A

Decor | Rich Taupe, 87632Edit Color
$33.95

Contrast B

Decor | Taupe, 87631Edit Color
$13.58

Contrast C

Decor | Pale Taupe, 87630 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$6.79

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

Size 7/4.5mm
$9.49

Materials not included in this kit:

For pillow: Square pillow form.

The materials for this project cost $130.91

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

inc [kfb] = increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

pat = pattern

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Blanket
Approx 54 x 64 ins [137 x 162.5 cm].
Pillow
Approx 20 ins [51 cm] square.

MATERIALS

Blanket
Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
Main Color (MC) New Teal () 9
Contrast A Rich Taupe (87632) 5
Contrast B Taupe (87631) 2
Contrast C Pale Taupe () 1
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pillow
Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
Main Color (MC) New Teal () 3
Contrast A Rich Taupe (87632) 1
Contrast B Taupe (87631) 1
Contrast C () 1
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Blanket and Pillow
Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
Main Color (MC) New Teal () 12
Contrast A Rich Taupe (87632) 6
Contrast B Taupe (87631) 3
Contrast C () 2
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long and size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Blanket
Lower Edge Facing: With A, cast on 201 sts. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth across needle in rows, beg with a knit row, work in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of 3rd and every following alt row 4 times more, then on every following 4th row 7 times more. 225 sts.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: (WS). (Fold line). Knit.
Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 20-st rep will be worked 10 times and side decs on 5th and every following 4th row 7 times more, then on every following alt row 4 times more. 201 sts.
Chart I is shown on page 12.
Next row: (RS). With MC, knit, dec 8 sts evenly across. 193 sts.
Next row: Knit. Place markers at each end of last row.
Work Chart II to end of chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, noting 16-st rep will be worked 12 times.
Last 34 rows of Chart II form Texture Pat.
Chart II is shown on page 13.
Cont in Texture Pat until work from markers measures approx 48 ins [122 cm], ending on a 34th row of Texture Pat.
Next row: (RS). Purl, inc 8 sts evenly across. 201 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 20-st rep will be worked 10 times and side incs on 3rd and every following alt row 4 times more, then on every following 4th row 7 times more. 225 sts.
Chart III is shown on page 13.
upper Edge Facing: Next row: (WS). (Fold line). With A, knit.
With A, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of 5th and every following 4th row 7 times more, then on every following alt row 4 times more. 201 sts.
Work 1 row even. Cast off.
Side Edging: With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 241 sts evenly along side edge of Blanket. Change to A and work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart, noting 20-st rep will be worked 12 times and side incs on 3rd and every following alt row 4 times more, then on every following 4th row 7 times more. 265 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Side Edge Facing: Next row: (WS). (Fold line). With A, knit.
With A, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of 5th and every following 4th row 7 times more, then on every following alt row 4 times more. 241 sts.
Work 3 rows even. Cast off.

Finishing
Sew corners of edgings. Fold facings to WS along fold lines and sew in position.

Pillow
Front

With A, cast on 77 sts.
Work Chart IV in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 20-st rep will be worked 3 times and side decs on 3rd and every following alt row 7 times more. 61 sts.
Chart IV is shown on page 14.
Next row: (RS). With MC, knit, inc 4 sts evenly across. 65 sts.
Next row: Knit. Place markers at each end of last row.
Work Chart II to end of chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, noting 16-st rep will be worked 4 times.
Last 34 rows of Chart II form Texture Pat.
Chart II is shown on page 13.
Cont in Texture Pat until work from markers measures approx 12 ins [30.5 cm], ending on a 34th row of Texture Pat.
Next row: (RS). Purl, dec 4 sts evenly across. 61 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Work Chart V in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 20-st rep will be worked 3 times and side incs on 3rd and every following alt row 7 times more. 77 sts. Cast off.
Chart V is shown on page 14.
Side Edging: With RS of work facing and MC, pick up and knit 61 sts evenly along side edge of Pillow.
Change to A and work Chart V in stocking st to end of chart, noting 20-st rep will be worked 3 times and side incs on 3rd and every following alt row 7 times more. 77 sts. Cast off.
Rep for opposite side.

Back
With MC, cast on 94 sts. Work in stocking st until piece measures 20 ins [51 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.

Finishing
Sew corners of edgings. Sew 3 sides of Pillow tog. Insert pillow form. Sew rem side closed.