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Harlequin by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS blanket with squares in 2 strands "Alpaca".

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DROPS 151-39

DROPS design: Pattern no z-656
Yarn group A + A
Measurements: approx. 90 x 135 cm / 35½" x 53"

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
750 g color no 8903, black
50 g color no 3770, dark pink
50 g color no 3900, tomato
50 g color no 6309, medium petrol
50 g color no 7139, dark gray green
50 g color no 2925, rust
50 g color no 7238, dark olive
50 g color no 7233, olive
50 g color no 2923, goldenrod
50 g color no 0607, light brown

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES or CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'') SIZE 5 mm/ US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st with 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

Inc 1 st at beg of every row as follows: K 2 in first st (work first in front loop then in back loop).

Dec 1 st at beg every row by K tog the first 2 sts on row.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

SQUARE 1: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 6309, medium petrol
SQUARE 2: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 7139, dark gray green
SQUARE 3: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 7233, olive
SQUARE 4: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 3770, dark pink
SQUARE 5: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 7238, dark olive
SQUARE 6: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 0607, light brown
SQUARE 7: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 2925, rust
SQUARE 8: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 2923, goldenrod
SQUARE 9: 1 strand 8903, black and 1 strand 3900, tomato

Blanket consists of 54 squares, 6 squares in 9 different color combinations. Work squares as follows:

The squares are in two colors - first part of square is worked with 2 strands black and second part with 1 strand black and 1 strand color – READ COLOR OVERVIEW.
Cast on 3 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 2 strands black. K 1 row, on next row inc 1 st at beg of row - READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc at beg of every row until there are 35 sts on needle. Now switch 1 black strand with 1 strand color and finish the square as follows: K 1 row, on next row dec 1 st at beg of row - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec at beg of every row until 3 sts remain on needle. K 1 row, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, cut the yarn and pull through last st.
Work 6 squares in total in every color combination.

Place the squares according to diagram A.1, A.2 and A.1, make sure that they are placed in the same order and that they have the same side up. Sew the squares tog edge to edge in outermost ridge. Sew first all along then across. Fasten off.


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