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Holiday Squares Blanket

If you're looking to brush up on your mitered knitting, be sure to check out the Holiday Squares Blanket. This festive knit blanket pattern is the ultimate Christmas knit. Alternating squares of red and green stripes make this cozy blanket the focal point of any room. Perfect for the novice knitter, the Holiday Squares Blanket is sure to become a treasured seasonal classic.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Happy Holidays (100 g/3.5 oz;219 m/240 yds)
    Color A: 31709 (Twinkly White) 5 balls
    Color B: 31711 (Glittery Green) 4 balls
    Color C: 31710 (Silvered Red) 4 balls
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

 


GAUGE: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking stitch.

 

Approx 60 ins [152.5 cm] square.


ABBREVIATIONS
pat = pattern
psso = pass slipped stitch over
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
WS = wrong side

Stripe Pat A
With C, knit 8 rows.
With A, knit 8 rows.
These 16 rows form Stripe Pat A.

Stripe Pat B
With B, knit 4 rows.
With A, knit 4 rows.
These 8 rows form Stripe Pat B.


INSTRUCTIONS

Motif A (make 20).

With C, cast on 83 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
Beg working Stripe Pat A, and proceed as follows:
2nd row: K40. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Place marker on last st. K40.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: Knit to 1 st before marked st. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
First 4 rows of Stripe Pat A are complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat A, rep last 2 rows to 3 sts.
Next row: With A, sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off .

Motif B (make 16).
With B, cast on 83 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat B, work as for Motif A.
Finishing: Sew Motifs tog using fl at seam as shown in diagram.

Holiday Squares Blanket

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I really like the pattern - but hate the colors! This would look lovely, though, in gradient shades or complementary shades. Time to get out the color wheel!

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