A great blanket, both for kids and grown-ups. Colourful and snuggely, this will be loved! Knitted in garter stitches, with increasements in the middle to create great stretch and a lovely L-shapeYarn
Abuelita Merino Worsted, 500 g
40" circular needles US 15
Gauge per 4"
10 s/20 rows
The blanket is knitted by increasing on every second row until you run out of yarn.
Because the increasing happens in the middle of the piece, it creates and L-shape, and this makes it flexible in both directions.
Knit like this:
Cast on 3 stitches.
Knit 1 row, and place a marker before and after the middle stitch.
You'll increase on each side of this stitch on every second row. For the nicest edges, slip the first stitch of each row.
Row 1: Knit to the firste marker, make 1 left before the marker. K1. Make 1 right just after the next marker.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat these two rows, and switch colours when you're about to run out. Switch at the beginning of a row 1.
When you're starting to run out of the last colour, cast off VERY LOOSELY! This is crucial to keep the square shape of the blanket.
We cast off like this: K2tog through the back loop, pull the yarn out more than you usually would, leaving you with a large new stitch. Place it back onto the left needle and repeat.