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{FREE} VIRTUOUS : Unique Blanket Knitting Pattern

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FREE Blanket Knitting Pattern. Learn a new knit stitch in this Day 99 Video Tutorial {part of the #100daysofknitstitches series} and knit your very own unique blanket with your favorite super bulky yarn!

About:

  • Available Sizes: Five
  • Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
  • Pattern Language: English
  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
  • Bonus: Video

Techniques:

  • Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
  • Knit & Purl Stitches
  • Criss-cross

Materials:

  • Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
  • Yardage: 500 – 1100 yards {457 – 1006 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
  • Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles with a 40″ {100cm} Cable
  • {If you’re making the Square blanket you’ll want to use a 60″ {155cm} cable.}

Details:

  • Gauge: 10 STS & 16 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit flat in the pattern below.

Notes:

  • Not reversible.
  • Knit top down.
  • Knit using the Day 99 Knit Stitch.
  • Knit flat, back & forth on circular needles.
  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches.

Sizes:

  • Baby {CO 80 STS} 34×36”/86x91cm {4-5 skeins}
  • Toddler {CO 88 STS} 37”x59”/94x150cm {8-9 skeins}
  • Throw {CO 88 STS} 37”x47”/94x120cm {7-8 skeins}
  • Square {CO 112 STS} 47”x47”/120x120cm {8-9 skeins}
  • Twin {CO 88 STS} 37”x75”/94x190cm 275 {10-11 skeins}

Video:

Music by www.bensound.com

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

  • CO 80, 88, 112 STS, see the Size Chart.
  • Row 2 = Right side/Front
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  • Beginning border:
  • Rows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: *K*
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  • Rows 8, 10, 12, 14: *K*
  • Rows 9, 11, 13, 15, 21: K3 *K2, P6* K5
  • Rows 16 & 18: K10 *S1PW, K2, S1PW, K4* K6
  • Rows 17 & 19: K10 *YFWD, S1PW, YBK, K2, YFWD, S1PW, YBK, K4* K6
  • Row 20: K10 *SL3 to DPN and hold in back, K1, SL2 from DPN to LH needle and bring DPN with 1 st to the front of your work, K2 from LH needle, K1 from DPN, K4* K6
    {Measures approximately 5″ from beginning}
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  • Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34: *K*
  • Rows 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 41: K3 *K2, P6* K5
  • Rows 36 & 38: K10 *S1PW, K2, S1PW, K4* K6
  • Rows 37 & 39: K10 *YFWD, S1PW, YBK, K2, YFWD, S1PW, YBK, K4* K6
  • Row 40: K10 *SL3 to DPN and hold in back, K1, SL2 from DPN to LH needle and bring DPN with 1 ST to the front of your work, K2 from LH needle, K1 from DPN, K4* K6
    {Measures approximately 10″ from beginning}
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  • Repeat rows 22-41:
  • 4 more times for a BABY blanket
  • 8 more times for a TODDLER blanket
  • 6 more times for a THROW or SQUARE blanket
  • 11 more times for a TWIN blanket
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  • To end the blanket follow the next 15 rows:
  • Row 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14: *K*
  • Row 2, 4, 6, 8: K3 *K2, P6* K5
  • 15: BO in all K STS
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  • Block and then weave in the ends.
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  • My thoughts on blocking… You don’t have to block the blanket, but I do recommend it. This is one of the key steps in taking your knitting to the next level, it gives it a more professional look. I have to be honest here, it’s so rewarding. Don’t get me wrong, the thought of blocking is daunting, however that sense of joy/accomplishment/pride when you see it blocked outweighs the daunting feelings. So, grab your favorite beverage, put on your favorite movie or rock out to your favorite music and relish the last step on your blanket journey.

Gauge:

    super bulky yarn gauge swatch

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat between * to end of round
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • DPN – double pointed needle, or cable needle
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • LH – left hand
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • SL2 – slip 2 stitches
  • SL3 – slip 3 stitches
  • ST – stitch
  • STS – stitches
  • YBK – yarn back, hold in the back of the work
  • YFWD – yarn forward, hold in the front of the work
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