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Checkered Knit Blanket

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Use this free knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns to create a quick and easy checkered blanket.  Thrown over a couch or chair in your living room, this blanket will be the finishing touch that will tie a room together and add an extra splash of rich autumn colors.

Measurements:

Approx 45 x 58" [114.5 x 147.5 cm].

Materials:

  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Bernat® Super Value Harvest Colors (197 g / 7 oz) OR Bernat® Worsted Harvest Colors (400 g / 14 oz) 1 ball each:
    • MC: (Taupe Heather)
    • A: (Rustic Heather)
    • B: (Steel Blue Heather)
    • C: (Moss Heather)
    • D: (Plum Heather)
    • E: (Teal Heather)
    • F: (Redwood Heather)

Gauge:

18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Pattern:

Panel I
With MC, cast on 42 sts.
1st row: (RS). Purl.
**2nd row: K1. *(K1. P1. K1) in next st. P3tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
3rd row: Purl.
4th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1. K1) in next st. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows of Trinity Stitch Pat for 9 ins [23 cm], ending with a 4th row.
Join A and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. *Sl1. K3. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Sl1. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows of Ridge Pat for 9 ins [23 cm], ending with 1st row.**

Rep from ** to ** twice more, changing colors as follows: B, C, D, E. Cast off knitwise.

Panel II
With C, cast on 42 sts.
***1st row: (RS). K2. *Sl1. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows of Ridge Pat for 9 ins [23 cm], ending with 1st row.

With D, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). K1.*(K1. P1. K1) in next st. P3tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1.*P3tog. (K1. P1. K1) in next st. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows of Trinity Stitch Pat for 9 ins [23 cm], ending with a 4th row.***

Rep from *** to *** twice more, changing colors as follows: E, F, MC, A. Cast off knitwise.

Panel III
Work as given for Panel I, working colors in the following sequence: F, MC, A, B, C, D. Cast off knitwise.

Panel IV
Work as given for Panel II, working colors in the following sequence: B, C, D, E, F, MC. With MC, cast off knitwise.

Panel V
Work as given for Panel I, working colors in the following sequence: E, F, MC, A, B, C. Cast off knitwise.

FINISHING
Sew panels tog in following sequence: I, II, III, IV, V.

Edging: With RS of work facing and MC, beg at lower right corner of Blanket, pick up and knit 200 sts evenly along right side of Blanket.
Knit 1 row. Knit 2 rows of each color as follows: A, B, C, D, E. With F, knit 1 row. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Rep for left side of Blanket.

With RS facing and MC, beg at right side edging of Blanket, pick up and knit 180 sts evenly across upper edge of Blanket. Work as given for side edging. Rep for lower edge.

 

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Having trouble sourcing the yarn as I want to make this in the colours shown. Has anyone got alternate yarn that works up the same shades?

Hi there - Most of this yarn can be found on Amazon. They also have a great selection of yarn from other brands, so you should be able to find what you're looking for. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

I find it difficult to get circular knitting needles, can you tell me how I can knit the checkered knit blanket on straight needles and what size to use in Ireland, thank you

IT looks a lovely pattern.Isi it not possible to put into my I Book.Am new to computers so still learning!!

Is this pattern easy or hard. I like easy knitting projects

This is very easy but I have only gotten as f a r as knitting the panels. Does anyone have any helpful tips on how to sew the panels together? What color yarn do you use?

I usually make sweaters in one piece, a front, a back, and the other front. No side/shoulder seams and sleeves exactly the same number of rows. As for afghans, sometimes you can't knit all the squares at the same time, though. I have made one with a greek key border that I could only make in strips and sew together. It doesn't work when the panels are all different sizes like a Mondrian-inspired blankie, either. There is also the fact that the project can get very heavy and tiring on your arms and hands. You can't take a 40-inch thing along to do on the bus like you can a foot-square or a slim panel, especially if the bus gets crowded, either.

Christivas when you knit or crochet squares all together at the same time, do you drop one color and pick up the next as you go across the rows?

Greetings from a cold and wet Cape Town, South Africa! This is just the thing to warm up our winter days - cheerful, quick and not too difficult! Thank you! Kind regards Elrine Greig [Mrs]

WHEN KNITTING OR CROCHETING A ANYTHING THAT HAS SQUARES OR PANELS, I KNIT THEM ALL TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME SO THAT I DON'T HAVE TO """SEW""" THEM TOGETHER OR """CROCHET THEM TOGETHER""" LATER. THIS WORKS GREAT ! ! ! ! ! I EVEN DO THIS WHEN I CHANGE NOT ONLY COLOR BUT PATTERNS AS WELL. TRY IT, IT'S GREAT. CHRISTIVAS

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