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Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Plaid Blanket

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80302AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 46 x 46 in. (117 x 117 cm) after felting

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Horizontal stripes are knit in, vertical stripes are added in duplicate st after Blanket is knitted. In felting, only the Fishermen's Wool will felt – the contrast color stripes will remain unfelted. As seen in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.
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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (D)
Vanna's Choice®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire
Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe
Chocolate Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose
Wild Berry Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy
Silver Grey Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green
Olive Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print
Charcoal Print Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist
Oatmeal Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight
Plum Jam Oceania Cambridge
Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown
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$ 38.97  
Note: (A)
•  860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green
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$ 4.94  
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Note: (B)
•  860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple
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$ 8.78  
Note: (C)
•  860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple
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$ 4.39  
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular needle size 10 (6 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
 

Felted Plaid Blanket

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1:
*K1, p1, rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Chart shows one horizontal half of Blanket. After Chart Rows 1-145 have been completed, Chart is worked in reverse.
3. When working Chart, omit vertical stripes. The vertical stripes are worked in duplicate st after Blanket has been knitted.

BLANKET
With A, cast on 180 sts.
With A, work in K1, p1 Rib for 24 rows.
Begin Chart
Row 1 (RS): With A, knit.
Row 2: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) as established, starting with Row 2 of Chart.
Continue in St st, following Chart, until all 145 rows of Chart have been completed.
Next Row (WS): Rep Chart Row 145 once more, working it this time as a WS row by purling across.
Continue in St st, working Chart in reverse (work Row 144 back to Row 1).
Next Row: With A, work in K1, p1 Rib for 24 rows. Bind off.

FINISHING
Side Edging

From RS, with A, pick up and k about 254 sts evenly spaced along side of Blanket. Work even in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows. Bind off. Repeat Side Edging along opposite side of Blanket.

Duplicate Stitch Vertical Lines: Thread a large-eyed blunt needle with yarn. Inserting needle from WS of piece, bring through to RS at the base of the stitch to be duplicated. Insert needle from right to left behind both sides of the stitch above the one being duplicated. Complete the stitch by returning the needle to the WS at the same point where you began.
Following Chart, work vertical lines of duplicate stitch from end of lower ribbing to beg of top ribbing, as follows:
1. With C, work vertical lines of duplicate stitch over first and last 2 sts of Blanket.
2. With D, work a vertical line of duplicate st over sts 90 and 91 of Blanket.
3. Skip 2 sts on right side of center 2 sts, with C work a vertical line of duplicate stitch over next 2 sts (sts 87, 86). Skip next 2 sts, with C work a vertical line of duplicate stitch over next 2 sts (sts 83, 82).
4. Skip 2 sts on left side of center 2 sts, with C work a vertical line of duplicate stitch over next 2 sts (sts 94, 95). Skip next 2 sts, with C work a vertical line of duplicate stitch over next 2 sts (sts 98, 99).
5. With B, work duplicate stitch over sts 41 and 42 and sts 139 and 140.
Weave in ends.
Felting
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Gently pull into shape and allow to dry.


Left side of chart


Right side of chart


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Felted Plaid Blanket Reviewed by Judy Anderson on 2010-02-07 ****
I started this project about a year ago. I almost gave up because at the time there wasn't the nice chart they have now and it was hard to decipher what rows etc. However, i just completed the felting and am very happy with the results. I learned new techniques, picking up stitches on the edge, duplicate stitch and felting. The first image is before felting and before I made the duplicate stitched stripes look somewhat like plaid. The second image is after felting.


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