This adorable baby blanket evokes cozy cotton gingham check. Add a shot of color with a bold garter border.
Approximately 46” across x 32” long (including border)
2 Balls Berroco Remix (100 grs), #3927 Old Jeans (A) and 1 ball each #3901 Birch (B), #3949 Nightfall (C) and #3924 Clementine (D)
29” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
17 sts = 4”; 21 rows = 4” in Dice Check
17 sts = 4”; 23 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Dice Check (Multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1 (WS): With A, purl.
Row 2: With B, k1, sl 2 WYIB, * k2, sl 2 WYIB, rep from * to last 5 sts, end k2, sl 2 WYIB, k1.
Row 3: With B, p1, sl 2 WYIF, * p2, sl 2 WYIF, rep from * to last 5 sts, end p2, sl 2 WYIF, p1.
Row 4: With A, knit.
Row 5: With C, p3, * sl 2 WYIF, p2, rep from * to last st, end p1.
Row 6: With C, k3, * sl 2 WYIB, k2, rep from * to last st, end k1.
Rep these 6 rows for Dice Check.
With circular needle, using A, cast on 184 sts. Work even in Dice Check until piece measures 29“ from beg, end on WS with Row 6. Bind off.
With RS facing, using circular needle and D, pick up and k184 sts along cast-on edge of Blanket. Work even in Garter St for 1½”, end on WS. Bind off. Repeat along bound-off edge of blanket. With RS facing, using circular needle and D, beg at outer edge of one border, pick up and k136 sts along one side edge of Blanket to outer edge of the other border. Work even in Garter St for 1½”, end on WS. Bind off. Repeat along the other side edge of blanket.