Friday, September 10, 2010

Diagonal Garter Stitch Blanket

Although I was undecided about this yarn at first, I finally chose to create this diagonal garter stitch blanket pattern and was fairly satisfied with the result. If you're looking for a really easy pattern that you can have a glass of wine and watch TV while you work, this is the blanket for you.

I used the pattern from the Lion Brand website here.

I used larger needles, at US 10.5, and only had 4 balls of yarn total. It's easy to make this bigger or smaller... once you get halfway through your yarn, make sure you have a multiple of 4 stitches on the needles (I think) and start the decrease row till the end.

The pattern is as follows:
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row.
Rep last row until you have 144 sts on needle.
Next (decrease) row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off.
Weave in ends.


6 comments:

  1. For some reason, mine came out lopsided. Any ideas why?

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  2. this is beautiful..I knit lots of these for charity..simple, easy and beautiful..

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  3. Where does the increase come from? The yarn over is part of the border, correct?

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  4. Love the pattern

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  5. What does the abv yo stand for. I have never read a knitting pattern. Would like to try this.

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