Be reminded of late night barbecues and hours spent on the backyard patio with this adorable Summer Fence Baby Blanket. The fence-like, linked cable pattern will bring back fun summer memories, while keeping Baby protected from the breeze. The bold texture of this free knit afghan pattern makes it as much of a decoration, as it is a practical essential for the nursery.
Knitting Needle Size: 10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Approx 36 x 38 ins [91.5 x 96.5 cm].
- Size 6 mm (U.S. 10 ) circular knitting needle 36 ins
- Bernat Baby Coordinates Chunky (100 g / 3.5 oz) 6 balls of #99000 (White)
- [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. Cable needle.
GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.
Cr4B = Slip next st onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K1 from cable needle.
Cr4F = Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K3 from cable needle.
Cast on 146 sts. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth across needle, knit 7 rows, inc 20 sts evenly across last row. 166 sts.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K10. C6B. *K8. C6B. Rep from * to last 10 sts. K10.
2nd and alt rows: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K9. Cr4B. Cr4F. *K6. Cr4B. Cr4F. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
5th row: K8. *Cr4B. K2. Cr4F. K4. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
7th row: K7. *Cr4B. K4. Cr4F. K2. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
9th row: K6. *Cr4B. K6. Cr4F. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6.
11th row: K17. *C6B. K8. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
13th and 15th rows: Knit.
17th row: As 11th row.
19th row: K6. *Cr4F. K6. Cr4B. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6.
21st row: K7. *Cr4F. K4. Cr4B. K2. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
23rd row: K8. *Cr4F. K2. Cr4B. K4. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
25th row: K9. Cr4F. Cr4B. *K6. Cr4F. Cr4B. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
26th row: As 2nd row.
Rep these 26 rows of Cable Pat until Blanket measures 37 ins [94 cm], ending with a RS row.
Next row: (WS). Knit, dec 20 sts evenly across. 146 sts.
Knit 6 rows. Cast off (WS).