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Princess Basketweave Throw

Princess Basketweave Throw

Delight a child in your life by making them a cozy and charming knit baby blanket. This Princess Basketweave Throw is perfect for little girls who love to snuggle. Any beginning knitter should be able to master this simple baby blanket pattern without trouble. Alternating textured squares create a reversible, comforting blanket that is sure to be a hit with any child. Knitters will enjoy the simplicity of this project and the clean lines of the finished throw.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

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

Size:
About 30 x 33 in. (76 x 84 cm)

Materials:

  • LION BRAND® BABY'S FIRST™ (Art. #925)
    • #103 Fairy Tale 5 balls
    • or color of your choice
  • LION BRAND® stitch markers
  • LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle


Additional Materials:
Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long

Gauge:
12 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Basketweave pattern.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Pattern Stitch:
Seed Stitch (over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

Note:
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

Throw Instructions:
Cast on 90 sts.
Rows 1-6: Work in Seed st for lower edge border.
Begin Basketweave Pattern
Row 7: Work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts for side border, place marker (pm), p16, *k16, p16; rep from * to last 5 sts, pm, work in Seed st as established over last 5 sts for side border.
Row 8: Work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts, slip marker (sm), k to last 5 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 5 sts.
Rows 9-28: Rep last 2 rows 10 more times, slipping markers on each row.
Row 29: Work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts, sm, k16, *p16, k16; rep from * to last 5 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 5 sts.
Row 30: Work in Seed st as established over first 5 sts, sm, k to last 5 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 5 sts.
Rows 31-50: Rep last 2 rows 10 more times.
Rows 51-160: Rep Rows 7-50 twice more, then rep Rows 7-28 once more.
Rows 161-166: Work in Seed st for top border.
Bind off.

Finishing:
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)
 

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This is a sweet little blanket suitable for people new to knitting. The pattern is simple. If you know how to knit a ribbing stitch you can knit this blanket. If you want to make the blanket bigger just add multiples of 16 stitches. Each 16 stitches should add about 5 inches in width. Be sure to buy extra yarn if you increase the size.

If I wanted to use a #8 needle, how many sts should I cast on to make it the size in the original pattern?

It doesn't say how many balls of yarn to buy.

Yes, it does. It says 5 balls, right in the pattern.

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