{FREE} Blanket Knitting Pattern : Virtuous

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Super bulky blanket knitting pattern! Includes a row-by-row tutorial video showing you exactly how to knit this cross stitch.

 

About:

Available Sizes: Five

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

PDF Bonus: Ad-Free Video

 

Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Cross Stitch

 

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.}

Extras: Cable Needle

 

Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.

 

Sizes:

Baby: 34″ x 36″ {86cm x 91cm} {CO 80 STS} {4-4 skeins}

Toddler: 37″ x 59″ {94cm x 150cm} {CO 88 STS} {8-9 skeins}

Throw: 37″ x 47″ {94cm x 119cm} {CO 88 STS} {7-8 skeins}

Square: 47″ x 47″ {119cm x 119cm} {CO 112 STS} {8-9 skeins}

Twin: 37″ x 75″ {94cm x 191cm} {CO 88 STS} {10-11 skeins}

 

Details:

Gauge: 10 STS & 16 rows per 4″ {10cm} square, knit 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

 

Video:

Click here to watch the “Day 99 Knit Stitch” video tutorial.

 

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO desired # of STS, see Sizes section above.

Row 2 = Right side/Front

 

Beginning border:

Rows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: *K*

 

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}

 

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}

 

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

 

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

 

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

 

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.

 

Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *

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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