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Two Way Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Two Way Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

This simple baby blanket can be easily enlarged for a lapghan or even a full sized afghan. The symmetrical stripes can be varied at will. The vertical stripes are created by picking up sts along the row edges of the center panel.

Size:
33" wide x 33" long

Gauge:
15 sts and 20 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 9 (5.5mm) 29" circulars or size needed to obtain gauge
Vanna's Choice Baby by Lion Brand Yarn 1 ball 157 Duckie - Color A
Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand Yarn 1 ball 149 Silver Grey - Color B
1 ball 306 Tangerine Mist - Color C
2 balls 130 Honey - Color D
100% acrylic
Solids: 3.5 ounces/100 grams; 170 yards/156 meters
Prints: 3 ounces/85 grams; 145 yards/133 meters

Instructions
Note: Work back and forth in rows with circular needles as if knitting with straights.
Stripe Sequence: Color A 6 rows, Color B 2 rows, Color C 4 rows, Color B 2 rows, Color D 10 rows
Center Panel
With A, CO 80 sts. Work Stripe Sequence in St st 6 times, then work 6 rows with Color A. BO.

Side Panels
With Color D and RS facing, pick up 114 sts evenly spaced along row edge. Work in St st 9 rows.
With B, work 2 rows.
With D work 4 rows.
With B work 2 rows.
With A, work 6 rows.
With D, work in garter st (knit every row) 7 rows. BO.
Rep on other row edge.

Top and Bottom Edge
With D and RS facing, pick up 128 sts. Work in garter st 6 rows. BO. Finishing
Weave in ends on WS. Block as needed.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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