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Free Knitting Pattern: Twin Lakes Blankie

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Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90657AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 42 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 29 x 33 in. (73.5 x 84 cm)


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This basketweave blanket with a seed stitch border is a great way to master a new pattern stitch.
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*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Twin Lakes Blankie

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®


15 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern st, with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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


Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Rows 2 for Seed st.


1. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Blankie is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 108 sts.
Working back and forth in rows, as if working on straight needles, work in Seed st for 8 rows.
Next 10 Rows: Work in Seed st over first 6 sts, *k8, p8; rep from * to last 6 sts, work in Seed st over last 6 sts.
Next 10 Rows: Work in Seed st over first 6 sts, *p8, k8; rep from * to last 6 sts, work in Seed st over last 6 sts.
Rep last 20 rows 6 more times.
Work in Seed st for 8 rows.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 42 reviews)
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Twin Lakes Blankie Reviewed by S Ritterbusch on 2013-04-09 *****
Wanted to knit a traditional baby blanket for a co-worker's shower. I thought the double-strand weight would be perfect. It turned out lovely. I added a few extra rows to the overall length as it was not as long as I hoped, so it can be used thru the toddler years. And, as you are constantly changing stitches (seed/purl/knit) it was easier to use the stitch markers as your guides so you don't have to stop and count stitches all the time. But, we all knew that, right? Didn't take long at all to complete. I have used the basket-weave stitch in previous scarf patterns and found it emphasized the light/shadow of this stitch combo best if you used light-colored yarn. Therefore, for this blanket I used a light denim/white combo yarn, which highlights the cross-hatch to its best advantage.

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