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Patterned Blue Shades Blanket

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Interesting patterns alternate in shades of blue in this beautiful blanket knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns. Knit cables flow through the darker blue stripes. Knit the blanket with a rich satin yarn for a cozy cover that will look great on the sofa.

Patterned Blue Knit Blanket


Materials:

  • Yarn: Bernat® Satin (Solids: 100 g / 3.5 oz) MC: (Light blue) 5 balls, Contrast A (Blue) 5 balls OR (Ombres: 80 g/2.8 oz) MC: 7 balls, Contrast A: 7 balls
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 1 cable needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 4 ins 10 cm with larger needles in stocking st.

Stitch Glossary:
T4F = Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K1 from cable needle.
T4B = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K1, then K3 from cable needle.

Measurements: Approx 44 x 51 ins 112 x 129.5 cm.

 

Instructions:

Panel A (make 3).
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 30 sts.
Work 7 rows in garter st (knit every row), noting 1st row is WS.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K5. (K1. P1. K1) all in next st. K3togtbl. Rep from to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: K5. K3togtbl. (K1. P1. K1) all in next st. Rep from to last 5 sts. K5.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows until work from beg measures 49½ ins 125.5 cm, ending with RS facing for next row.

Change to smaller needles and knit 7 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Panel B (make 4).
With smaller needles and A, cast on 25 sts.
Work 7 rows in garter st, noting 1st row is WS.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K6. P2. K9. P2. K6.
2nd and alt rows: K5. P1. K2. P9. K2. P1. K5.
3rd row: As 1st row.
5th row: K6. P2. T4B. K1. T4F. P2. K6.
6th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 6 rows until work from beg measures 49½ ins 125.5 cm, ending with RS facing for next row.

Change to smaller needles and knit 7 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Beg with Panel B, sew alt panels tog using flat seam.

Fringe: Cut 12 ins 30.5 cm lengths of MC and A. Taking 3 strands of appropriate color tog, knot into fringe along cast on and cast off edges. Trim evenly.

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