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Patchwork Stripes Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern Number: 70203AD Alternating striped and solid blocks make this baby blanket really stand out. In undyed Lion Organic Cotton, it's a wonderful project for the environment and for your baby.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 36 in. (76 x 94 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

680-004 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Cypress A natural, soft sage green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Note: (A)

680-003 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark True, warm medium brown
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Note: (B)

680-001 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Vanilla Creamy, natural off-white
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.96
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm)
GAUGE:
17 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on RS, purl on WS) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Work back and forth in rows, as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPE PATTERN
Row 1: With A, knit.
Row 2: With A, purl.
Row 3: With B, knit.
Row 4: With B, purl.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Stripe Pattern.



STRIPS 1 and 3
With A, cast on 40 sts.

Work in Stripe pattern for 56 rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 56 rows.

Change to A and work in Stripe pattern for 56 rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 56 rows.

Bind off.



STRIP 2
With C, cast on 40 sts.

Work in St st for 56 rows.

Change to A and work in Stripe pattern for 56 rows.

Change to C and work in St st for 56 rows.

Change to A and work in Stripe pattern for 56 rows.

Bind off.



ASSEMBLY
Sew Strips together following diagram.



Border
From RS, with C, pick up and knit 116 sts evenly spaced across cast-on edge of Blanket.

Knit 7 rows.

Bind off.

Repeat on bound-off edge of Blanket.
From RS, with C, pick up and knit 176 sts evenly spaced along side of Blanket.

Knit 7 rows.

Bind off.

Repeat on opposite side of Blanket.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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