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Quick Knit Blanket
Quick Knit Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Quick Knit Blanket is the perfect cozy knitting pattern for days when you want to snuggle up and relax. This easy pattern is made using bulky weight yarn, so it will work up quickly and provide immediate satisfaction. The cream color yarn is also perfect for any home decor. A neutral color is a great way to show off the beautiful stitches of your knitted blanket. In no time, you will have a soft blanket you will use for years and years to come. Plus, if you're looking for a quick, yet extremely thoughtful housewarming gift, it doesn't get much better than this free knit afghan pattern.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge6 sts = 5 cm (2”) and 4 rows = 2.5 cm (1”) over pattern. CHECK YOUR TENSION. Use any size needles to obtain the tension.

Finished SizeAfghan measures approximately 104 x 147 cm (41" x 58")

Materials List

  • Red Heart® "Comfort® Chunky": N405, 3 balls (1080g) 4452 Cream
  • Circular Knitting Needle: 9mm [US 13] – 73 cm (29")
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

With circular needle cast on 120 sts; do not join, but work back and forth in rows.
Knit 6 rows garter stitch (knit every row).
Proceed in pattern:
Rows 1 and 2: * P2, K2; rep from *.
Row 3: P1, * K2, P2; rep from *, end K2, P1.
Row 4: K1, * P2, K2; rep from *. end P2, K1.
Rows 5 and 6: * K2, P2; rep from * .
Row 7: Repeat row 4.
Row 8: Repeat row 3.
Rows 9 and 10: Repeat row 1.
Row 11: Repeat row 4.
Row 12: Repeat row 3.
Rows 13 and 14: Repeat row 5.
Row 15: Repeat row 3.
Row 16: Repeat row 4.
Repeat rows 1 through 16 for pattern until afghan measures approximately 143 cm (56½”) long.
Work 5 rows garter stitch.
Cast off loosely.

Abbreviations

K
knit
mm
millimeters
P
purl
rep
repeat
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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This looks like the perfect blanket to throw over your lap when it's just a little chilly in the fall.

I like the pattern on this throw. I also like the fact that the needles are not too large. Solid color yarn is better for this pattern. Thank you.

This is just so beautiful - and what's even better, can be made smaller (doll) or larger. BUT - question - I've made ripple designs before - and this is a gorgeous ripple - how do you get that design with that pattern? I see no yo's or K2Tog's! I'm going to start out with a wash-cloth size, but please please respond! I just love it!

I actually thought that it was the wrong picture with the pattern, but on closer inspection on the red heart site I realized that the 6 knit row band is on the side, so the waves/ripples are created by knitting up not across. Happy knitting.

Yes, I had the same thought too, it is not like other ripple patterns I have seen. Then as I read over the pattern I realized that because you use a chunky or bulky yarn, the purl stitches in each row form a raised pattern. So as you progress up the afghan the purl "bumps" will form the ripple pattern. Pinned this one!

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