Tri-Color Baby Blanket

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Tri-Color Baby Blanket

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An innovative use of "purl 1 below" stitches creates a textured diamond look in this beautiful baby blanket.

Single Size
Approx 36" x 40" [90.5 x 101.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $56.40

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 36" x 40" [90.5 x 101.5 cm]

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Softee Chunky | Baby Pink, 28418Edit Color
$13.16

Contrast B

Softee Chunky | Baby Blue, 28127Edit Color
$9.87

Contrast C

Softee Chunky | Baby Yellow, 28614Edit Color
$9.87

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 11/8mm
$11.75

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 15/10mm
$11.75
The materials for this project cost $56.40

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 36" x 40" [90.5 x 101.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Blanket
Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Contrast A Baby Pink (28418) 4
Contrast B Baby Blue (28127) 3
Contrast C Baby Yellow (28614) 3
Sizes 8 mm (U.S. 11) and 10 mm (U.S. 15) circular knitting needles 29" [73.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

12 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in Star St Pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Count sts after working WS rows only.
Carry colors when not in use, loosely up side of work.
With A and smaller needle, cast on 92 sts. Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle in rows and noting first row is WS, work 4 rows garter st (knit every row).
Next row: (WS). (K13. M1) 6 times. K14. 98 sts.
Change to larger needle and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). With A, K1. *K3. Pass first of 3 knit sts over 2nd and 3rd sts. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: With B, P1. *Insert right-hand needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st and purl this strand. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
3rd row: With B, K2. *K3. Pass first of 3 knit sts over 2nd and 3rd sts. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: With C, P2. *Insert right-hand needle from back to front under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st and purl this strand. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
5th row: With C, as 1st row.
6th and 7th rows: With A, as 2nd and 3rd rows.
8th row: With B, as 4th row.
9th row: With B, as 1st row.
10th and 11th rows: With C, as 2nd and 3rd rows.
12th row: With A, as 4th row.
Rep these 12 rows for Star St Pat.
Cont in Star St pat until work from beg measures approx 38½" [98 cm] ending on a 12th row of pat. Break B and C.
Change to smaller needle.
Next row: (RS). With A, (K12. K2tog) 6 times. K14. 92 sts.
Work 4 rows garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Side edging: With RS facing, A and smaller needle, pick up and knit 104 sts evenly up side edge of Blanket.
Work 4 rows garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS).