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White Sands by DROPS Design

Knitted blanket with squares in texture and cables. Piece is knitted in DROPS Nepal.

DROPS design: Pattern ne-250
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements: Width: 99 cm Length: 132 cm
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
1100 g colour 1101, white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group C)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 5.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 stitches and 20 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side. See diagram A.7 for assembly.

KNITTING TIP:
If you want the blanket can be knitted in 4 strips without casting off / casting on between every square - see diagram A.7 for square order. Then assemble only between the 4 strips.

CAST-OFF TIP:
To avoid a tight cast-off edge when casting off you may use a needle ½ size larger.
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BLANKET:
Work piece back and forth on circular needle. Work 12 squares in total, i.e. 2 of each pattern square. Then sew squares together - read KNITTING TIP and PATTERN above. Read CAST-OFF TIP and REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!

SQUARE-1:
Work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.1 as follows:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with Nepal. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows = from right side: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.1a (= 9 stitches), A.1b (= 3 stitches), A.1c (= 8 stitches), A.1d (= 8 stitches), A.1c (= 8 stitches), A.1b (= 3 stitches), A.1a (= 9 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side. There are now 70 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.1e (= 11 stitches), A.1f (= 6 stitches), A.1g (= 9 stitches), A.1h (= 14 stitches), A.1g (= 9 stitches), A.1f (= 6 stitches), A.1e (= 11 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Repeat A.1e to A.1h vertically with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side.
When piece measures approx. 31 cm - finish after row from wrong side, knit 1 row while decreasing 3 stitches over each cable of 6 stitches, decrease 6 stitches over the large cable and decrease 6 stitches evenly over the remaining stitches = 52 stitches. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side, cast off.

SQUARE-2:
Work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.2 as follows:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with Nepal. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows = from right side: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.2a over the next 44 stitches (= 4 times), A.2b (= 4 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side. There are now 73 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.2c over the next 64 stitches (= 8 times), A.2d (= 5 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Repeat A.2c and A.2d vertically with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side.
When piece measures 31 cm - finish after row from wrong side, knit 1 row while decreasing 21 stitches evenly = 52 stitches. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side, cast off.

SQUARE-3:
Work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.3 as follows:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with Nepal. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows = from right side: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.3a over the next 42 stitches (= 3 times), A.3b (= 6 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side. There are now 74 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.3c over the next 63 stitches (= 3 times), A.3c (= 7 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Repeat A.3c and A.3d vertically with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side.
When piece measures approx. 31 cm - finish after row from wrong side, knit 1 row while decreasing 7 stitches over each cable and decrease 1 stitch evenly over the remaining stitches = 52 stitches. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side, cast off.

SQUARE-4:
Work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.4 as follows:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with Nepal. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows = from right side: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.4a over the next 44 stitches (= 4 times), A.4b (= 4 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side. There are now 54 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.4c over the next 44 stitches (= 4 times), A.4c (= 6 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Repeat A.4c and A.4d vertically with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side.
When piece measures approx. 31 cm - finish after row from wrong side, knit 1 row while decreasing 2 stitches evenly = 52 stitches. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side, cast off.

SQUARE-5:
Work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.5 as follows:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with Nepal. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows = from right side: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.5a over the next 44 stitches (= 11 times), A.5b (= 4 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side. There are now 51 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.5c over the next 44 stitches (= 11 times), A.5d (= 3 stitches) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Repeat A.5c and A.5d vertically with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side.
When piece measures approx. 31 cm - finish after row from wrong side, knit 1 row while increasing 1 stitch = 52 stitches. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side, cast off.

SQUARE-6:
Work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.6 as follows:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 5.5 mm with Nepal. Work 2 ridges in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows = from right side: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.6a over the next 48 stitches (= 6 times) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Work back from wrong side. There are now 64 stitches on needle.
Then work as follows: 2 stitches in garter stitch, A.6b over the next 60 stitches (= 6 times) and 2 stitches in garter stitch. Repeat A.6b vertically with 2 stitches in garter stitch in each side.
When piece measures approx. 31 cm - finish after row from wrong side, knit 1 row while decreasing 2 stitches over each cable = 52 stitches. Knit 1 row from wrong side, knit 1 row from right side and knit 1 row from wrong side, cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Place squares as shown in diagram A.7. Sew them together first across, then along - sew in outer loops of edge stitches to avoid a chunky seam.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked
= no stitch, skip this square!
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, do NOT work yarn over twisted on next row (= hole)
= purl yarn over and slipped stitch together
= make 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch purlwise
= slip 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= slip 7 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 7, knit 7 from cable needle
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, work yarn over twisted on next row (= no hole)
= purl 2 together
= knitting direction