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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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