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mar122014

Happy-blanket

An easy, colourful blanket that makes everyone happy.Yarn
Pickles Summer Wool
Main colour 150 g
3 pattern colours, 100 g each

Needles
40" US 7

Gauge per 4"
Pattern: 18 s /28 rows

Measurements, lying flat
about 39x39"

Cast on 162 s on US 7 in main colour.

Knit like this:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *K2tog*. Repeat from * to * until end of row.
Row 3: Increase 1 s in every s by knitting first into the back loop and then into the front loop of every stitch before lifting the 2 new s off the needle.
Row 4: Purl. Change colours after this row.

Continue like this alternating between the 4 different colours until the blanket is about 36". Finish with the main colour if you can.

Use the main colour and pick ut 18 s per 4" around the whole blanket, all 4 sides.. Place a marker in each corner.
Knit garter stitch in the round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round.
On every round of knit stitches, increase in the cirderns like this: When 1 s remain before the marker, make 1 left, K2, make 1 right. Repeat this at all 4 markers.

When the edge is around 2" cast off quite loosely.