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Car Blanket / Pillow
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L0083AD Blanket? Pillow? BlanketPillow? This warm blanket easily folds into a convenient travel size. It can also be used as a pillow! Featured in YarnPlay, designed by Kim Hamlin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
53 x 54 in. (134.5 x 137 cm)



640-134 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Citron

Deep goldenrod yellow

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Note: (A)

640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass

Bold pea green

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640-176 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Snapdragon

Deep golden green

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640-146 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fig

Rich medium purple

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Size 11 Double-pointed Needles
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular needle size 13 (9 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
9 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every row) with larger needle. 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.


Blanket is designed to fold into attached Pocket to create a pillow.


Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Work back and forth in rows as if knitting with straight needles.


To fold Blanket into Pocket, refer to schematic diagram and fold Blanket vertically into thirds, flip pocket over Blanket edge to other side of Blanket; fold blanket horizontally along lines indicated on diagram; tuck folded Blanket into Pocket.


When working Garter st, an easy way to count your rows is to count the 'ridges' – every 2 rows of Garter st makes a ridge.


Each section of Blanket (A, B, or C) will measure about 18 inches.


BLANKETWith A, cast on 120 sts.

Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 68 rows (34 Garter st ‘ridges’).

Change to B and work in Garter st for 68 rows.

Change to C and work in Garter st for 68 rows.

Bind off.

POCKET With D, cast on 34 sts.

Work in Garter st for 60 rows (30 'ridges').

Bind off.

FINISHING Following diagram, sew cast on edge of Pocket to edge of Blanket.

Sew sides of Pocket to Blanket, leaving bound off edge of Pocket open.

Border Note: Border is worked on double pointed needles to make a knitted cord and is attached to Blanket as it is worked With double pointed needles and D, cast on 3 sts.

Beginning at side of Blanket where Pocket is attached, pick up one st from Blanket edge.

*Slide sts to other end of double pointed needles and k2, then k2 together, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work.

Do not turn work.

Pick up another st from edge of Blanket; repeat from * around edge of Blanket picking up about one st in every Garter st ridge, one st in every st across cast on and bound off edges of Blanket, and 3 sts in each corner.

When you reach the starting point of the border, bind off.

Sew ends of border together.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)

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