LION BRAND FAUX PATCHWORK BLANKET
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 'Lion Brand' Babysoft (Art. #920), #100 White 1 ball (A), #101 Pastel Pink 1 ball (B), #106 Pastel Blue 1 ball (C) or colors of your choice.
- Knitting needles size 6 (4.25 mm).
- Large-eyed blunt needle.
Finished Size (approx)
63.5 x 89 (25 x 35")
20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).
Be sure to check your gauge.
V-st Embroidery is worked back and forth between adjoining Strips to join, then across color change lines. V-Stitch Embroidery is worked in 2 steps:
Step 1 - Thread large-eyed blunt needle with a length of C, doubled.
Working from left to right, work diagonal sts (as when doing cross stitch), spaced about 1/2 in. (1 cm) apart, across seam or color change line.
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Step 2 - Working from right to left, and inserting needle into same spaces (beginning and ending points) as Step 1 sts, work diagonal sts in the opposite direction of Step 1 sts.
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When completed, Step 1 and Step 2 stitches will form a "\/"
STRIPS I AND V
With A, cast on 35 sts. Working in Garter st (k every row), work 5 in. (12.5 cm) each with A, B, C, B and A. Bind off.
STRIPS II AND IV
With B, cast on 35 sts. Working in Garter st (k every row), work 5 in. (12.5 cm) each with B, C, A, C and B. Bind off.
With C, cast on 35 sts. Working in Garter st (k every row), work 5 in. (12.5 cm) each with C, A, C, A and C. Bind off.
Lay Strips out in numerical order from left to right. With C, join strips with V-stitch Embroidery. Once strips are joined, work V-Stitch Embroidery across Blanket color change lines, to create a "faux patchwork." With C, work Blanket stitch along outside edge of Blanket, working 3 sts in each corner.
Weave in ends.