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Over The Rainbow by DROPS Design
"Gorgeous use of colors!"
Knitted DROPS blanket with fans in "Delight" and "Alpaca".
DROPS 149-46
DROPS design: Pattern no de-108
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. 100 x 150 cm / 40” x 59”

Materials:
DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
500 g color no 10, olive/rust/plum
And use:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100 g color no 8903, black

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES (x 2) and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 - or size needed to get 21 sts x 40 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.

PATTERN:
Diagram A.1 shows the entire bottom part on blanket with fan pattern, seen from RS.
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BLANKET:
Blanket consists of several fans worked together along the way. Beg at the bottom of blanket in the order fans are numbered - see A.1. Work 2 parts that are sewn tog in the middle so that blanket is the same in both sides. Always pick up new sts from RS. The first 2 rows on every fan are worked with Alpaca, then finish fan with Delight.

FAN 1A:
Cast on 61 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alpaca and work as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): K all sts.
Row 2 (= WS): K all sts.
Row 3: Switch to Delight, K 2 tog, K 9, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 6 *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total, K 3, K 2 tog = 49 sts.
Row 4-10: K all sts.
Row 11: K 2 tog, K 7, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 4 *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total, K 3, K 2 tog = 37 sts.
Row 12-18: K all sts.
Row 19: K 2 tog, K 5, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 7 *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 5, K 2 tog = 29 sts.
Row 20-26: K all sts.
Row 27: K 2 tog, K 3, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 5 *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 3, K 2 tog = 21 sts.
Row 28-34: K all sts.
Row 35: K 2 tog, K 7, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 7, K 2 tog = 17 sts.
Row 36-42: K all sts.
Row 43: K 2 tog, K 5, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 5, K 2 tog = 13 sts.
Row 44-48: K all sts.
Row 49: K 2 tog, K 3, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 3, K 2 tog = 9 sts.
Row 50-54: K all sts.
Row 55: K 2 tog, K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 1, K 2 tog = 5 sts.
Row 56-58: K all sts.
Row 59: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 1 = 3 sts.
Row 60: K all sts.
Row 61: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso = 1 st. Cut the yarn, pull it through st and fasten.

Work FAN 2A, 3A etc. on 1st row the same way.

HALF FAN IN LEFT SIDE – FAN 1B:
Cast on 31 sts on needle with Alpaca and work as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): K all sts.
Row 2 (= WS): K all sts.
Row 3: Switch to Delight, K 2 tog, K 9, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 6 *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 25 sts.
Row 4-10: K all sts.
Row 11: K 2 tog, K 7, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 4 *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 19 sts.
Row 12-18: K all sts.
Row 19: K 2 tog, K 5, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 7, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 15 sts.
Row 20-26: K all sts.
Row 27: K 2 tog, K 3, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 5, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 11 sts.
Row 28-34: K all sts.
Row 35: K 2 tog, K 7, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 9 sts.
Row 36-42: K all sts.
Row 43: K 2 tog, K 5, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 7 sts.
Row 44-48: K all sts.
Row 49: K 2 tog, K 3, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 5 sts.
Row 50-54: K all sts.
Row 55: K 2 tog, K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 3 sts.
Row 56-60: K all sts.
Row 61: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso = 1 st. Cut the yarn, pull it through st and fasten.

HALF FAN IN RIGHT SIDE – FAN 2B:
Cast on 31 sts with Alpaca and work as fan 1B but reversed (i.e. on 3rd-11th-19th-27th-35th-43rd-49th-55th and 61st row read sentence backwards, but beg with K 2 tog and finish with slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso – E.g. work 3rd row as follows: K 2 tog, * K 6, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso *, repeat from *-* 2 times in total, K 9, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso = 25 sts).
First row with fans has now been worked.

FAN 1C:
Pick up 30 sts with Alpaca along FAN 2B's left edge (seen from RS), and pick up 31 sts along FAN 1A's right edge (seen from RS) = 61 sts on needle. Then work FAN 1A but from 2nd row (i.e. beg with K from WS).

Work FAN 2C, 3C, 4C and 5C on 2nd row the same way – see placement in diagram A.1.
Second row with fans has now been worked.

Work FAN 1D, 2D, 3D and 4D on 3rd row the same way – see placement in diagram A.1, but when picking up, do as follows (example explains fan 1D): Pick up 30 sts with Alpaca along FAN 1C's left edge (seen from RS), pick up 1 st at the top of tip on FAN 1A and finally pick up 30 sts along FAN 2C's right edge (seen from RS) = 61 sts on needle.

FAN 1E:
Pick up 30 sts with Alpaca along left edge (seen from RS) on last fan on 2nd row, pick in addition up 1 st in the tip at the top on FAN 1B = 31 sts on needle. Then work FAN 1B but from 2nd row (i.e. beg with K from WS).

FAN 2E:
Pick up 1 st with Alpaca in the tip at the top on FAN 2B, then pick up 30 sts along FAN 1C's right edge (seen from RS) = 31 sts on needle. Then work FAN 2B but from 2nd row (i.e. beg with K from WS).
Third row with fans has now been worked.

FAN 1F:
Pick up 30 sts with Alpaca along FAN 2E's left edge (seen from RS), pick up 1 st at the top of tip on FAN 1C and then pick up 30 sts along FAN 1D's right edge (seen from RS) = 61 sts on needle. Then work FAN 1A but from 2nd row (i.e. beg with K from WS).

Work FAN 2F, 3F, 4F and 5F the same way.

Continue like this upwards (repeat the last 2 rows with fans) until blanket measures 75 cm / 29½’’, finish after a row with 4 whole and 2 half fans. Put piece aside and knit another part the same way.

CIRCLE: Work 5 circles that are sewn on to the middle of blanket.
Work in the round on double pointed needles from centre and outwards.
Cast on 6 sts evenly on 3 double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 (= 2 sts per needle) with Delight.
ROUND 1: P all sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: Work * P 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 12 sts.
ROUND 4: K all sts, K the YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of sts instead of front to avoid holes).
ROUND 5: P all sts.
ROUND 6: K all sts.
Now continue to work on 7 double pointed needles. Distribute sts evenly on 6 double pointed needles so that there are 2 sts per needle.
ROUND 7: Work * P 1, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 24 sts (= 4 sts per needle).
ROUND 8-10: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 11: Work * P 1, 1 YO, P 3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 12-14: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 15: Work * P 2, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO, P 3 *, repeat from *-* = 48 sts.
ROUND 16-18: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 19: Work * P 1, 1 YO, P 5, 1 YO, P 2 *, repeat from *-* = 60 sts.
ROUND 20-22: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 23: Work * P 3, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO, P 6 *, repeat from *-* = 72 sts.
ROUND 24-26: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 27: Work * P 1, 1 YO, P 7, 1 YO, P 4 *, repeat from *-* = 84 sts.
ROUND 28-30: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 31: Work * P 4, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO, P 9 *, repeat from *-* = 96 sts.
ROUND 32-34: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 35: Work * P 1, 1 YO, P 9, 1 YO, P 6 *, repeat from *-* = 108 sts.
ROUND 36-38: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 39: Work * P 5, 1 YO, P 1, 1 YO, P 12 *, repeat from *-* = 120 sts.
ROUND 40-42: As 4th-6th round.
ROUND 43: Switch to Alpaca. Work * P 1, 1 YO, P 11, 1 YO, P 8 *, repeat from *-* = 132 sts.
ROUND 44: LOOSELY bind off with K over all sts.
Cut the yarn and keep approx. 50 cm / 20’’ for assembly.

Sew the two parts of blanket tog, with circles in the middle.

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