Friday, August 29, 2014

Wesley Crib Blanket Pattern


This simple blanket pattern uses log cabin techniques to create a cozy keepsake for the modern crib or stroller.  Make one for a small human in your life.


Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in 4 colors. Sample shown uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease.
Color A (dark grey): 394 yards
Color B (dark blue): 394 yards
Color C (light blue-green): 394 yards
Color D (light grey): 194 yards

Size 9 circular needle, 32" or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

Size: 30 inches x 48 inches

Gauge: 14 stitches per 4 inches in garter stitch

Note:  Blanket is worked back and forth on circular needle.  Stitches are picked up and bound off with right side facing.  Two rows of knitting create one garter ridge (wrong side + right side = one garter ridge).  When counting garter ridges, the last row will be the bindoff row worked on the right side.

Pattern

Blocks

Block A:  With Color A, cast on 50 stitches.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 50 garter ridges.
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Block B: With Color B, pick up and knit 50 stitches from the bindoff row of Block A, with right side facing.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 50 garter ridges.
With right side facing, bind off all stitches.  Break yarn.

Block C: With Color C, pick up and knit 50 stitches from the bindoff row of Block B, with right side facing.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 50 garter ridges.
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Stripes

Stripe 1: Turn piece lengthwise with Block A to your right and Block C to your left.
With right side facing and Color D, beginning with the corner of Block A, pick up and knit in each slipped stitch along the edge of Blocks A, B, and C.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 12 garter ridges (24 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Stripe 2: With Color A, pick up and knit all stitches from the bindoff row of Stripe 1, with right side facing.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 12 garter ridges (24 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Stripe 3: With Color B, pick up and knit all stitches from the bindoff row of Stripe 2, with right side facing.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 12 garter ridges (24 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Stripe 4: With Color C, pick up and knit all stitches from the bindoff row of Stripe 3, with right side facing.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 12 garter ridges (24 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Border

Edge 1: Turn piece so that Stripes are to the right and Blocks are to the left.
With right side facing and Color D, beginning with the corner of Stripe 4, pick up and knit in each slipped or bound off stitch along the row.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 2 garter ridges (4 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. DO NOT break yarn.

Edge 2: Rotate piece 90 degrees to the right.  Continuing with Color D, pick up and knit in each slipped or bound off stitch along the row.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 2 garter ridges (4 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. DO NOT break yarn.

Edge 3: Rotate piece 90 degrees to the right.  Continuing with Color D, pick up and knit in each slipped or bound off stitch along the row.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 2 garter ridges (4 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. DO NOT break yarn.

Edge 4: Rotate piece 90 degrees to the right.  Continuing with Color D, pick up and knit in each slipped or bound off stitch along the row.
Slip the first stitch as if to purl, knit to end.
Repeat this row, slipping the first stitch on each row, knitting back and forth to create 2 garter ridges (4 rows).
With right side facing, bind off all stitches. Break yarn.

Finishing

Weave in ends.  Block if desired.

2 comments:

Fiber and Color said...

Thank you for sharing this. Love the clean lines and modern look.

Ben Carroll said...

when binding off, ddo you slip the first stitch purlwise, or knit every stitch across?