Fiddlestix Textures Blanket


A Wendy’s Knit Exclusive Design


This is a nice easy pattern, that produces an interesting blanket. Color combinations are a great way to make this pattern shine.

Notes:

Yarn is Fiddlestix 8 ply acrylic – lovely and soft to work with and makes a cuddly blanket

Needles: 4 mm circulars on a 120 cable to cope with the extra stitches. Whatever cable size suits you is fine, I find the longer one easy to manage as the work grows. Blanket is knitted flat.

You are working with multiples of 17 for the pattern, plus a 5 stitch border each side of the work.


Pattern:

Cast on 187  + 10  = 197

(multiples of 17 plus 5 stitch border each side)

Begin:

Knit 3 rows garter stitch

Commence pattern:

First Section:

Row 1:  Knit (RS)

Row 2: K5, *K1, yfwd, K6. Slip 1, K2 tog, PSSO, K6, Yfwd, K1*

Repeat from * to * last 5 stitches, K5

This forms the pattern at the beginning of each color change.

Repeat the pattern four more times – or as many times as you want, making the section as big as you like.


Second Section: Satin Stitch

(RS) Knit 5, knit all stitches to last 5 sts, K5

(WS) Knit 5, purl to last 5 stitches, K5

Repeat these two rows 5 times (10 rows in all) (or as many as you want to make this section as big as you like) ending with a RS knit row.

Third Section:

(WS) Knit all stitches across.


Repeat second and third sections five times more (or as few or many as you like to change the size of the section between each pattern section.

Change color – if desired) and begin again from the start, working one section of the pattern (section 1) between each color change, and sections 2 and 3 between each section 1.


Drop me a note if you need any help, and please feel free to link back to the pattern if you are using it. Pattern is copyright © Wendy Rooke at Wendy Knits.


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