DROPS Baby / 21 / 38

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Knitted baby blanket with blackberry pattern in DROPS Alpaca

DROPS Design: Pattern no Z-087-by
Yarn group A
Width: approx. 60 cm
Height: approx. 80 cm

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250 g colour no 6205, light blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLES (80 cm) size 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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pattern type: baby blankets, pattern/technique: blackberry,

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

See diagram M.1. The diagram shows the pattern from RS.
SHORT ROWS (applies to sts in garter st in the sides of blanket):
To avoid the blanket from retracting in the sides because of sts in garter st, work extra rows in garter st in each side as follows: * K 1 row over the outermost 24 sts, turn piece, slip first st, tighten thread and work back, work 1 row over all sts as explained in the pattern (K 24 sts, diagram M.1 over 112 sts, K 24 sts), turn piece *, repeat from *-*.

Worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the sts. LOOSELY cast on 144 sts on needle size 3 mm with Alpaca. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above.
When piece measures 12 cm – adjust so that next row is worked from WS – inc 16 sts evenly over the middle 96 sts (i.e. inc in every 6th st) = 160 sts.
Continue to work as follows: 24 sts in garter st, diagram M.1 over the next 112 sts, 24 sts in garter st – AT THE SAME TIME work short rows over the outermost 24 sts in each side – SEE EXPLANATION ABOVE.
Continue like this until piece measures approx. 68 cm, now K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 16 sts evenly over the middle 112 sts (i.e. work every 6th and 7th st tog) = 144 sts.
Work in garter st over all sts (the short rows are now finished).
LOOSELY cast off when section in garter st after Blackberry pattern measures 12 cm, the entire blanket measures approx. 80 cm.


= K from WS
= Work 3 sts in 1 st as follows: P 1, 1 YO, P 1
= P 3 sts, pass the first st over the 2 last sts, pass the second st over the last st = 1 st remains

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