Friday, July 11, 2008

Simple Reversable Basketweave Blanket


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DIRECTIONS

CO 236 sts. First 8 rows: seed stitch all rows: (K1, P1) Row 9: continue seed stitch over 6 sts, (K8, P8) 14 times, seed stitch 6 sts Row 10: seed stitch over 6 sts, (K8, P8) 14 times, seed stitch over 6 sts Row 11, 13, 15, 17: same as row 9 Row 12, 14, 16, 18: same as row 10

Then, alternate the basketweave… Row 19: seed stitch over 6 sts, (P8, K8) 14 times, seed stitch over 6 sts Row 20: continue seed stitch over 6 sts, (K8, P8) 14 times, seed stitch 6 sts Row 21, 23, 25, 27: same as row 19 Row 22, 24, 26, 28: same as row 20
start over with row 9.
(I did 170 rows of the basketweave, 188 rows total, for 23,312 stitches)

When the blanket is about the length you want, finish with 8 rows of seed stitch.
Looks really good and was well recieved. I recommend not doing this on a deadline - its crazy boring knitting.

*Edited to reflect changes in pattern as discovered by a few ladies in Ravelry. Thanks for alerting me to the problem!

My blanket was knit from 2.5 skeins Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Violet on size 7 needles.

17 comments:

nogaret98 said...

Love this little blanket. So nice of you to give the instructions - every little bit helps! I am in the hospital and a bit of "mindless knitting", as Elizabeth Zimmermann called it, is perfect.
Laura

bevq said...

WHat sized knitting needles did you use?
Bev
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com

rexsreine said...

Please explain the CO count to me, which 124. If you do six seed stitches at the beginning and end of each row, that's 12 stitches. If you do K8 and P8 fourteen times, that's 124 stitches. Twelve plus 124 equals 136 - which is what I'd think you would cast on. I must be missing something. I'm no great shakes at math and I am a novice knitter.

Thanks,Ginny

Barbara said...

how much yarn did you use and what size needles?

Barbara said...

What size needles for a baby blanket using a sport weight yarn. Also, what quantity of yarn is needed. Great inx but need to know how much yarn to buy. Thank you.

cplesser said...

I am a new knitter and followed your cast on instructions -236 stitches. My blanket is way too wide - almost 51 inches. I then re-read the notes and think you meant to say cast on 136. I should have been more careful. I am ripping it out and starting again. It is a very pretty pattern though.

Windy said...

For those confused about CO count, I think that the mistake you're making is using 12 + (8*14) when it should be 12 + (16*14) because K8 + P8 = 16 stitches total.

Good luck!

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ottomedic51 said...

I need some help understanding this. Kinda new to knitting but have been crocheting for over 30 years. Nothing too fancy yet, so I need some help to understand this pattern. Row 10 is the same as Row 9 but Row 20 is different from Row 19. Didn't know if there was a typo or if this is just hw the pattern goes. Plse help, waiting for answer so I can start this blanket project. Thanks to anyone who can elp.

Diana said...

What is the finished size of this blanket?

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Btemnick said...

I am new to knitting and still trying to learn. I want to make this into a baby blanket and trying to figure out what size this is going to make? Also any recommendations for what kind of yarn for a baby blanket? Lastly I know you said the size of the needles, but what was the length that you use? Thanks you for your help!

diane said...

I am currently working on this for a new baby boy - Great pattern - so nice that it is reversible!

Amy Hennig said...

Hi there. I'm a bit confused. Should Row 10 be P8, K8, different than Row 9? Otherwise, why is there a distinction between Row 9 and Row 10 if they are identical? Please help. Thanks!

Cami said...

First 8 rows: seed stitch all rows: (K1, P1) Row 9: continue seed stitch over 6 sts, (K8, P8) 14 times, seed stitch 6 sts Row 10: seed stitch over 6 sts, (K8, P8)
14 times, seed stitch over 6 sts Row 11, 13, 15, 17: same as row 9 Row 12, 14, 16, 18: same as row 10

Is this right?

BDP said...

To anyone an everyone….I am completely new to knitting…as in this is my first go at it! Wanting to knit my new baby boy an ever special blanket... If i want to double the size of the blanket do I 2x the CO and rows etc?
thanks!