Friday, February 15, 2008

Blanket

BREAKING BENJAMIN DOUBLE- KNIT BLANKET

MaterialsUS 9 29” circular needles
US 7 needles
Stitch markers
5 skeins black yarn
5 skeins blue yarn
Tapestry needle
Row counter

Gauge
4 sts and 5 rows = 1”
Finished Size
60” x 61”
InstructionsNote: This blanket is knit using the Double Knit technique. The instructions are written for only the right side of the project. So on all odd rows, just reverse the colors (For example the pattern reads Rows 21-30 Knit 16 sts black yarn, 208 sts blue yarn, 16 sts black yarn. On all wrong side rows it would be the opposite Knit 16 sts blue yarn, 208 sts black yarn, 16 sts blue yarn)

CO 240 sts using both colors

Knit 19 rows St st starting with blue

Rows 21-30 Knit 16 sts black yarn, 208 sts blue yarn, 16 sts black yarn

Rows 31-75 Knit 16 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 192 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 16 sts black yarn

Rows 76-230 Knit 16 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 36 sts black yarn, pm, 120 sts of chart, pm, 36 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 16 sts black yarn

Rows 231-275 Knit 16 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 192 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 16 sts black yarn

Rows 276-285 Knit 16 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 192 sts black yarn, 8 sts blue yarn, 16 sts black yarn

Rows 286-304 Knit all stitches with black yarn

BO all stitches using both colors and US 7 needles

Weave in loose ends
Double-Knitting
Holding both strands together CO desired number of stitches
WS- Knit into st with Color B, keeping both strands at back of work. Bring both strands to the front of the work and purl into st with Color A
RS- Knit into st with Color A, keeping both strands at back of work. Bring both strands to the front of the work and purl into st with Color B
On the final purl stitch of every row, purl using both colors. On the next row, slip this stitch.
BO using both strands and treating both the knit and purl stitch as one knit stitch.
For additional instructions with videos go to
www.knittinghelp.com

A few additional notesI found it easiest to place a stitch marker every 24 stitches to help keep track of the number of stitches

When adding a new ball of yarn, just tie the two ends together and keep knitting. It is easier to slip the knot ends into the work than to try and add the new yarn and weave in the ends.

For this particular blanket, I just used Red Heart Super Saver yarn from Wal-Mart, because it was cheap and is easy to wash. And there are a lot of color options if you wanted to use different colors.


* On the chart, every square equals 4 sts and 5 rows

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

I would love to try this one. My husband would LOVE it.

Do you happen to have a picture of the finished result?

Patty said...

I'd love to see a photo also.

Jessica-Jean said...

In the directions on how to do the Double-Knitting technique, what does '/' mean? As in "Knit into / with Color ..."