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Free Knitting Pattern: Checkers Baby Blanket

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: L0227
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 25 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

35 ½ x 40 in. (90 x 101.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 3, 2013)
SIZE:
32 35 ½ x 40 in. (81.5 90 x 101.5 cm)
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Babysoft®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 920-156: Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Green
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*Babysoft® (Article #920). 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/336m balls.

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•  920-156 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Green
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$ 25.96  
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Checkers Baby Blanket

Lion Brand® Babysoft®

GAUGE:

13 1/2 sts + 18 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in checkers pattern, with 2 strands of yarn held together.
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL TO THIS PROJECT.

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

NOTES:

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


BLANKET
With 2 strands held tog, cast on 134 sts.
Rows 1-16: Knit.
Row 17: Knit 12, *purl 10, knit 10; repeat from * 4 more times, purl 10, knit 12.
Row 18: Knit 12, *knit 10, purl 10; repeat from * 4 more times, knit 22.
Rows 19-28: Repeat Rows 17-18.
Row 29: Knit 12, *knit 10, purl 10; repeat from * 4 more times, knit 22.
Row 30: Knit 12, *purl 10, knit 10; repeat from * 4 more times, purl 10, knit 12.
Rows 31-40: Repeat Rows 29 and 30.
Rows 41-148: Repeat Rows 17-40 four more times, then repeat Rows 17-28 once more.
Rows 149-164: Knit.
Bind off all sts.


 


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 25 reviews)
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Checkers Baby Blanket Reviewed by Sharon Schilling on 2014-10-11 *****
I made this for my first grandchild and the kids loved it. Going to make another one for my first grandson.


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