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Knitted DROPS blanket in ”Delight” and ”Alpaca” with squares in different textured patterns.

DROPS design: Pattern no DE-036
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Measurements: Approx 106 cm x 132 cm.

Materials: DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
500 g colour no 02, plum/beige/heather mix
And use: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250 g colour no 3800, old pink
150 g colour no 0618m eco light beige
150 g colour no 6736m, navy/purple mix

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 6 mm - or size needed to get 16 sts x 24 rows in pattern with 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm. Each square: width approx 23 cm x length 24 cm.

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pattern type: blankets, pattern/technique: lace, shape: square,

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NEW BALL OF YARN TIP:
To make the colour transitions in Delight neat when starting a new ball of yarn it is important to use a ball beg with the same shade as finished the previous ball.

COLOURS OF SQUARES:
A = Delight + navy/purple mix Alpaca
B = Delight + light beige Alpaca
C = Delight + old pink Alpaca
See Fig 1 for pattern and colour changes.

PATTERN:
Squares worked in 4 different patterns – see below.

M.1 WORKED AS FOLLOWS:
K 5 rows on all sts (first row = RS). Work next row as follows (from WS): K3, P3, K2, P4, K2, P3, K3, P3, K2, P4, K2, P3 and K3. On next row inc 16 sts evenly as follows: * K3, K2 in each of the next 3 sts, K2, K2 in next st, K2, K2 in next st, K2, K2 in each of the next 3 sts *, repeat from *-* one more time, finish with K3 = 53 sts. Continue in M.1 with 3 garter sts each side (first row = WS). On first row after M.1 dec 16 sts evenly as follows: * K3, K2 tog, K2 tog, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K2 tog, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* one more time, finish with K3 = 37 sts. K 3 rows.

M.2, M.3 and M.4 WORKED AS FOLLOWS:
K 4 rows on all sts. Continue in M.2, M.3 or M.4 with 3 garter sts each side (first row = RS). After the pattern diagram K 4 rows on all sts.
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BLANKET:
Worked back and forth on needle in 4 lengths, sewn tog afterwards. Each length comprises 5 squares, the squares are worked in 4 different patterns and with 3 different colour combinations – see pattern and colours above. See NEW BALL OF YARN TIP!

LENGTH 1:
Cast on 37 sts with 1 strand Delight + 1 strand navy/purple mix Alpaca. Work M.1, see explanation above. Change the Alpaca strand to light beige, work M.2 (see explanation above). Change the Alpaca strand to old pink, work M.3 (see explanation above). Change the Alpaca strand to navy/purple mix, work M.4 (see explanation above). Change the Alpaca strand to light beige, work M.1 (see explanation above). Slip sts on a stitch holder and put piece aside.

LENGTH 2:
Like length 1, but with pattern and colour changes as shown in Fig.1 – i.e. beg with old pink Alpaca and M.2.

LENGTH 3:
Like Length 1, but with pattern and colour changes as shown in Fig.1 – i.e. beg with light beige Alpaca and M.3.

LENGTH 4:
Like Length 1, but with pattern and colour changes as shown in Fig.1 – i.e. beg with navy/purple mix Alpaca and M.4.
ASSEMBLY:
Sew the lengths tog edge to edge with Delight and 1 st in each garter st.

FINISHING BORDER:
Work a border along each side of the blanket and sew the borders tog in corners. All borders worked in garter st back and forth on circular needle size 6 mm with Delight + old pink Alpaca.
SHORT SIDE, TOP:
Slip all sts from stitch holders at the top for each length on circular needle size 6 mm = 148 sts. Work garter st back and forth on needle – beg from WS - AT THE SAME TIME on Row 2 inc 1 st each side towards corner by making 1 YO on the inside of first/last st – on next row K YO into back of loop K to avoid a hole. Repeat the inc on every other row until there are 20 rows garter st, cast off LOOSELY from RS.
SHORT SIDE, BOTTOM:
Pick up (from RS) 1 st in each st from cast on row on all lengths = 148 sts. Now continue as described for short side top.
LONG SIDE:
Pick up (from RS) 1 st in every garter ridge along one of the long sides = 150 sts. K 1 row, AT THE SAME TIME inc 30 sts evenly by making 1 YO after every 5th st – on return row work K YO into back of loop to avoid a hole. Now continue as described for the short sides.
Repeat along the other long side.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew all corners edge to edge with 1 st in each garter st.

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 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= K2 tog, 1 YO
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso, 1 YO


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