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Free Knitting Pattern: Compact Car Blanket

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Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: L10446B
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 32 in. (76 x 81 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 4, 2012)


Rows 11-20 26: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to B.
Rows 21-26: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rep Rows 1-26 two 3 more times. Do not change to B after last row.
Change to With A, and work 6 rows in Garter st for border.
Bind off.
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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For long trips and chilly climates, a well-knit car blanket is absolutely essential. This throw rolls up neatly and buttons closed for easy storage in the backseat, trunk or almost any compartment.
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Team: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Team: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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•  135-149 Hometown USA Yarn: Dallas Grey
$ 21.16  
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•  135-113 Hometown USA Yarn: Cincinnati Red
$ 15.87  
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Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles   $ 11.49  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
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Additional Materials
2 buttons, about 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) diameter

Compact Car Blanket

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


10 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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


1. Blanket, including borders, is knit in one piece.
2. Blanket is worked in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS), with 4 sts at the beginning and end of each row worked in Garter st (k every row) for borders. Stitch markers are used to separate the border sts.
3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
4. Straps are knit separately and are used to secure Blanket when it is rolled for storage.

With A, cast on 75 sts.
Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in Garter st (k every row) for 5 rows for border.
Next Row: K4 (for Garter st border), place marker (pm), k to last 4 sts, pm, k4 (for Garter St border).
Change to B.
Row 1 (RS): Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.
Row 2 (WS): K4, slip marker (sm), p across to last 4 sts, sm, k4.
Rows 3-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to A.
Rows 11-26: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to B.
Rep Rows 1-26 3 more times. Do not change to B after last row.
With A, work 6 rows in Garter st for border.
Bind off.

STRAPS (make 2)
With A, cast on 5 sts. Knit 3 rows.
Next row: K2, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k1.
Continue in Garter st until piece measures 18 in. (46 cm) from beg. Bind off.
Sew a button to end of each Strap, opposite buttonhole.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sm = slip marker St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Compact Car Blanket Reviewed by Lois AuCoin on 2012-11-03 *****
A really cool project, and a nice presentation. The straps with classy buttons adds to the unique look. match it up to the interior of a car. nice gift!!!

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