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Treasured Heirloom Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cashmere
Pattern Number: 90485
This garter stitch and alternating lace panels afghan is a great gift for newborns.
SKILL LEVEL: Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
About 27 x 27 in. (68.5 x 68.5 cm)
483-098 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Natural
Creamy off white
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 101.94
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59
Circular knitting needles size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
17 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Blanket is worked in one piece from corner to corner, alternating Garter and Lace Panels.
First half of Blanket is shaped by increasing one st at beg of every row; second half decreases one st at beg of every row.
Each Garter Panel ends with a WS row; each Lace Panel begins with a RS row.
BLANKET First (Increase) HalfCast on 2 sts.
Garter Panel Garter Inc Row: K1, yo, k to end - 3 sts at the end of this row.Rep Garter Inc Row until you have 23 sts.
Lace Panel A Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k to end - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: K1, yo, k1, p to last st, k1 - 25 sts.
Row 3: K1, yo, *k2, yo, k2tog; rep from * across - 26 sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 27 sts.
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice - 35 sts at the end of Row 12.
Row 13: Rep Row 1 - 36 sts at the end of Row 13.
Garter PanelRep Garter Inc Row until you have 63 sts.
Lace Panel ARep Rows 1-13 of Lace Panel A - 76 sts when Row 13 has been completed.
Garter PanelRep Garter Inc Row until you have 103 sts.
Lace Panel ARep Rows 1-13 of Lace Panel A - 116 sts when Row 13 has been completed.
Garter PanelRep Garter Inc Row until you have 143 sts.
Lace Panel B Note: Row 6 of Lace Panel B begins the Second (Decrease) Half of Blanket.
Rows 1-5: Rep Rows 1-5 of Lace Panel A - 148 sts at the end of Row 5.
Row 6: K1, yo, k3tog, p to last st, k1 - 147 sts.
Row 7: K1, yo, k3tog, k1, *k2, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2 - 146 sts.
Row 8: Rep Row 6 - 145 sts.
Row 9: K1, yo, k3tog, k to end - 144 sts.
Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 6-9 - 140 sts.
Garter Panel Garter Dec Row: K1, yo, k3tog, k to end of row - 139 sts.Rep Garter Dec Row until you have 113 sts.
Lace Panel C Row 1: K1, yo, k3tog, k to end - 112 sts.
Row 2: K1, yo, k3tog, p to last st, k1 - 111 sts.
Row 3: K1, yo, k3tog, k1, *k2, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2 - 110 sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 109 sts.
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice more -101 sts at the end of Row 12.
Row 13: Rep Row 1 - 100 sts.
Garter PanelRep Garter Dec Row until you have 73 sts.
Lace Panel CRep Rows 1-13 of Lace Panel C - 60 sts when Row 13 has been completed.
Garter PanelRep Garter Dec Row until you have 33 sts.
Lace Panel CRep Rows 1-13 of Lace Panel C - 20 sts when Row 13 has been completed.
Garter Panel Rep Garter Dec Row until you have 2 sts.Bind off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
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