Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kylie's Blanket

Kylie's baptism blanket. This one was made with size 50 (25 mm) "speed stix".

- 1 skein each Homespun®: Tudor, Lavender Sachet, Spring Green and Waterfall
- Size 50 (25 mm) ('Speed Stix')

4 sts + 4 rows = 4 inches [10cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) using 4 strands of yarn held together.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over—2 sts decreased.

An easy afghan knit on the diagonal from corner to corner. Four strands of yarn are held together throughout. Due to the nature of the fabric, gauge may vary throughout the knitting

With one strand of each color held together (4 strands), cast on 3 sts.Rows 1 and 2 Inc in first st, k to end of row – 5 sts after row 2.Row 3 (RS) K1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1.Row 4 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.Repeat rows 3-4 until diagonal edge measures about 30” [76 cm] – 43 sts.Row 5 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last st, yo, k1.Row 6 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.Repeat rows 5-6 until longer diagonal edge measures about 36” [91.5 cm].Row 7 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, k3tog, yo, k1.Row 8 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.Repeat rows 7-8 until 7 sts remain.Next row Sk2p, k1, k3tog - 3 sts.Next row Purl.Bind off.

Weave in ends.
Tassels (make 4)Holding all four yarns together, wrap yarn around 6” [15.25] cardboard 17 times. Cut a 10” [25.5 cm] length of any of the yarns and thread doubled onto large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at one edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at opposite edge of cardboard. Cut an 8” [20.5 cm] length of yarn and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/2" [4 cm] below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends into needle and weave ends to center of Tassel. Trim Tassel ends evenly. Sew one tassel to each corner of afghan.

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