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Warm Hug by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS blanket with squares in different structured patterns in ”Nepal”.

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DROPS 124-3

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-001
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Measurements:
Width: approx 96 cm / 37 3/4''.
Length: approx 126 cm / 49½''.

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
1100 g color no 0100, off-white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm/24" or 32") size 5 mm/ US 8 - for border

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PATTERN: See diagram M.1 to M.4. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
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BLANKET:
Each square worked back and forth on needle.
Knit 5 of each type of square = a total of 20 squares.

SQUARE 1:
Cast on 38 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS. Now K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 12 sts evenly (do not inc on the 2 sts each side) = 50 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in M.1. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12 sts evenly (do not dec on the 2 sts each side) = 38 sts. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Now bind off from WS with K sts.

SQUARE 2:
Cast on 38 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS. Now K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 7 sts evenly (do not inc on the 2 sts each side) = 45 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in M.2 until square measures approx 1 cm / 3/8'' less than square 1. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 7 sts evenly (do not dec on the 2 sts each side) = 38 sts. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Now bind off from WS with K sts.

SQUARE 3:
Cast on 38 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. K 1 row from RS, K 1 row from WS, K 1 row RS and P 1 row from WS. Now continue in M.3 with 1 garter st each side until square measures approx 1 cm / 3/8'' less than square 1 (adjust to a half or full repeat). Now K 1 row from RS, K 1 row from WS, K 1 row RS and bind off from WS in K sts.

SQUARE 4:
Cast on 38 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS. Now K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 18 sts evenly (do not inc on the 2 sts each side) = 56 sts. P 1 row from WS and continue in M.4 until square measures approx 1 cm / 3/8'' less than square 1 (adjust to after 3 rows after a cable). K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 18 sts evenly (do not dec on the 2 sts each side) = 38 sts. K 1 row from WS and K 1 row from RS. Now bind off from WS with K sts.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog the squares as shown in Fig.1. Number indicates type of square and the arrow the knitting direction. Sew tog edge to edge in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.

BORDER:
Worked in garter st, i.e. K all rows. Pick up sts along one short side on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. Pick up 1 st in each st (also pick up in transitions between squares). Work garter st back and forth on needle until edge measures approx 8 cm / 3 1/8''. Bind off.

Knit a similar border along the other short side.

Pick up sts in the same way along the long side, also pick up sts along the 8 cm / 3 1/8'' border on the short side, and work garter st back and forth on needle until border measures approx 4 cm / 1½''. Bind off.
Repeat along the other long side.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K3, P1 from cable needle
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K3 from cable needle


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