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Knitted DROPS blanket in garter st with stripes, worked from corner to corner in “Big Delight”.

DROPS design: Pattern no db-071
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements: Width: 90 cm / 35½'' Length: 140 cm / 55''
Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
200 g color no 14, raspberry cake
200 g color no 15, lava
100 g color no 05, chocolate banana
NOTE: Blanket is worked in one color = approx. 500 g Big Delight (same yarn weight).

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 10 mm/US 15 – or size needed to get 11 sts x 22 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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

STRIPES:
NOTE: All measurements are done along the sides of piece. I.e. not in knitting direction but along edge of blanket.
Stripe 1: Work 45 cm / 17 3/4'' with raspberry cake (approx. 1 half ball Big Delight).
Stripe 2: Work 45 cm / 17 3/4'' with lava (approx. 1 ball Big Delight).
Stripe 3: Work 25 cm / 9 3/4'' with chocolate banana (approx. 1 ball Big Delight).
Stripe 4: Work 25 cm / 9 3/4'' with raspberry cake (approx. 1 ball Big Delight).
Stripe 5: Work 45 cm / 17 3/4'' with lava (approx. 1 ball Big Delight).
Stripe 6: Work 45 cm / 17 3/4'' with raspberry cake (approx. 1 half ball Big Delight), i.e. until blanket is finished.
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BLANKET:
Work entire blanket in garter st from corner to corner.
Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 10 mm / US 15 with raspberry cake and work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work in garter st and STRIPES – see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at beg of every row by making 1 YO inside 1 edge st. On next row K YO twisted to avoid holes. Inc like this at beg of every row (both from RS and WS) until 2nd stripe is done. Piece measures approx. 90 cm / 35½'' along both sides. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Continue from 3rd stripe and work 1 ridge without inc. Then dec 1 st at beg of row from RS by working the 2 outermost sts inside 1 edge st K twisted tog and at the end of the same row (i.e. at the end of row from RS) inc 1 st by making 1 YO inside 1 edge st, turn and K back without dec/inc (K YO twisted). Repeat dec at beg of row and inc at the end of row every other row upwards (i.e. on every row from RS - no of sts is constant), until 4th stripe is done. Piece measures approx. 140 cm / 55'' along the longest side of blanket.
Continue from 5th stripe and work 1 ridge without inc and dec. Then dec 1 st at beg of every row by K 2 sts tog inside 1 edge st. Repeat dec at beg of every row (both from RS and WS) until 5 sts remain on row. Work next row from RS as follows: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 1. Turn piece, K back and then bind off the last 3 sts.

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