Thursday, October 25, 2012
A beautiful shawl-like blanket made with Sirdar's Soft Spun DK and Snuggly White Whispers. You can make this blanket by decreasing the middle section by 24 st multiples and/or not knitting as many repeats for the length. I made the blanket 33in x 39in but you can make it any size you like.
Yarn A - 4 50g balls of Sirdar Snuggly White Whispers Col #193
Yarn B - 3 25g balls of Sirdar Softspun Luxury Soft Spun DK Col. #559
Needle size: 4.5mm
Cast on 180 sts in Yarn A.(I used Long Tail Cast On, but you can use Cable Cast On too for an even edge.)
Border: Knit 8 rows (Garter St)
Pattern rows: First K6 sts and last K6 sts in Yarn A. Middle pattern in Yarn B.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K6, Purl to last six sts, K6.
Row 3: K6, *K2tog x4, (yfwd, K1) x 8, K2tog x8* repeat from * to last 6 sts, K6
Row 4: Knit
Repeat rows 1 - 4 four times.
Knit 8 rows in Garter St in Yarn A.
Repeat the pattern rows and garter sts approximately 10 times.
Bind off after final 8 rows of Garter St.