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Out for a Picnic Knit Throw

Out for a Picnic Knit Throw

This knitted blanket is the perfect picnic companion! The Out for a Picnic Knit Throw has a textured, woven-look that is just too beautiful. Just pack it along for an outdoor picnic or even when you're sitting by the campfire. You can easily learn how to knit a blanket with this free knitting pattern that is great for beginners. You'll be ready to make this a favorite knit for DIY gifts or to add to your collection of DIY home decor. We have the feeling that once your friends see this knitted beauty lying around your home, they'll be begging you for this easy knitting pattern.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size35 or 19 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

Bernat® Mega Bulky™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m): Light Grey Heather (88046) - 15 balls
Size U.S. 35 (19 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Measurements:

Approx 45 x 57" [114.5 x 144.5 cm]

Gauge:

5 sts and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Abbreviations:

Approx = Approximately
K = Knit
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Instructions:

Cast on 55 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
3rd row: K5. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
4th row: K2. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P3. K2.
5th and 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
7th row: K2. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P3. K2.
8th row: K5. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Rep last 8 rows for Woven Pat until Blanket measures approx 56" [142 cm], ending on a 2nd row of pat.
Knit 3 rows (garter st).
Cast off knitwise (WS).

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this looks like such a nice beginner blanket, and cozy for winter! I've been wanting to knit a blanket lately and this one looks so nice!

I think this blanket would be a great one to make. With the super bulky/super chunky yarn and big needles it would work up quickly. The pattern is not too complicated, which I like because after I put it down I can just pick it up next time without trying to figure out where I was in the pattern. I think it would look nice in almost any solid color.

This is a very pretty blanket, a simple knit and a very nice size. The super bulky yarn will make the work go quickly. I think knitting this out of a self striping yarn would be quite beautiful.

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