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Compact Car Blanket
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L10446 For long trips and chilly climates, a well-knit car blanket is absolutely essential. This one spreads out to nearly a square yard, the perfect size for a passenger's lap blanket or a traveling child's nap. Best of all, this pattern rolls up neatly and buttons closed for easy storage in the backseat, trunk or almost any compartment.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 32 in. (76 x 81 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-105 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Glacier

Cool light blue


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Note: (A)

640-106 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Sky Blue

Light medium blue


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Note: (B)

640-131 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Grass

Medium grass green


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
2 buttons, about 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
10 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p 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:
1.

Blanket, including borders, is knit in one piece.

2.

Blanket is worked in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS), with 4 sts at the beginning and end of each row worked in Garter st (k every row) for borders.

Stitch markers are used to separate the border sts.

3.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

4.

Straps are knit separately and are used to secure Blanket when it is rolled for storage.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET With A, cast on 75 sts.

Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in Garter st (k every row) for 5 rows for border.

Next Row: K4 (for Garter st border), place marker (pm), k to last 4 sts, pm, k4 (for Garter St border).

Change to B.

Row 1 (RS): Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.

Row 2 (WS): K4, slip marker (sm), p across to last 4 sts, sm, k4.

Rows 3-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Change to C.

Rows 11-20: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Change to A.

Rows 21-26: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rep Rows 1-26 two more times.

Rep Rows 1-20 one more time.

Change to A and work 6 rows in Garter st for border.Bind off.





STRAPS (make 2) With B, cast on 5 sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Next row: K2, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k1.

Continue in Garter st until piece measures 18 in.

(46 cm) from beg.

Bind off.Sew a button to end of each Strap, opposite buttonhole.





FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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