Southwest Geometric Blanket

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Southwest Geometric Blanket

designed by Lorna Miser
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With bold, geometric mitered squares knit in spicy shades of Caron Simply Soft, this blanket is perfect for warming up a room.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 48" x 60" [122 x 152 cm].
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The materials for this project cost $55.43

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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 48" x 60" [122 x 152 cm].

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Harvest Red, 9763Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Pumpkin, 9765Edit Color
$12.87

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Ocean, 9759Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast D

Simply Soft | Bone, 9703Edit Color
$12.87

Contrast E

Simply Soft | Chocolate, 9750Edit Color
$12.87

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95
The materials for this project cost $55.43

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

K3(4,n)tog = Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 48" x 60" [122 x 152 cm].

MATERIALS

Blanket
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Harvest Red (9763) 2
Contrast B Pumpkin (9765) 3
Contrast C Ocean (9759) 1
Contrast D Bone (9703) 3
Contrast E Chocolate (9750) 3
Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

1 square = Approx 6" [15 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Afghan begins with first Square in the bottom left corner. The next 9 Squares are worked by picking up sts along the top edge of the previous Square, then casting on second half of stitches. All remaining Panels are worked by picking up sts from sides of previous Panel and
Squares.
After First Panel is complete, follow numbered squares on diagram on page 2 for Square stripe pat to be used, following the Mitered Square instructions.
 
MITERED SQUARE
Cast on 55 sts.
1st row: (WS): K27. P1. K27.
2nd row: K26. S2P. K26.
3rd row: K26. P1. K26.
4th row: K25. S2P. K25.
5th row: K25. P1. K25.
6th row: K24. S2P. K24.
7th row: K24. P1. K24.
8th row: K23. S2P. K23.
9th row: K23. P1. K23.
10th row: K22. S2P. K22.
11th row: K22. P1. K22.
 
Cont in same manner, having 1 less st on each side in garter st, keeping centered dec stitch in stocking st, until 3 sts rem.
Next row: K3tog. Fasten off.
 
FIRST PANEL
Square #1: With A, cast on 55 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-9 in A, rows 10- 39 in B and rows 40-end in D.
Square #2: With D, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #1, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-5 in D, rows 6-7 in C, rows 8-9 in D and rows 10-15 in E. Rep from * to end.
Square #3: With A, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #2, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-3 in A, rows 4-5 in D, rows 6-9 in E. Rep from * to end.
Square #4: With B, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #3, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-5 in B, rows 6-7 in A, rows 8-15 in D and rows 16-17 in C. Rep from * to end.
Square #5: With A, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #4, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-25 in B and rows 26-end in D.
Square #6: With E, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #5, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-3 in E, rows 4-5 in A and rows 6-9 in B. Rep from * to end.
Square #7: With D, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #6, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square row 1 in A, *rows 2-3 in A, rows 4-5 in D. Rep from * to end.
Square #8: With E, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #7, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-19 in E, rows 20-39 in D, then in C to end.
Square #9: With A, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #8, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-9 in A, rows 10-39 in B and rows 40-end in D.
Square #10: Work as for Square #2, picking up sts along top edge of Square #9.
 
SECOND PANEL
First Square: With D, cast on 27 sts, then pick up and knit 28 sts along side of Square #1. Work as for Square #7.
Second Square: With A, pick up and knit 27 sts along top edge of previous Square and pick up 28 sts along right edge of Square #2. Work rem as for Square #1.
 
Cont as established (following diagram) for rem Squares in Second Panel by picking up and knitting across top of previous Square and along right side of previous Panel.
 
THIRD TO EIGHTH PANELS
Following diagram, cont making Squares as established.