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Charleston Garden Blanket

Crafting Time:
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Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Ice Cream®:
    • Cotton Candy, 2 balls (A)
    • Lemon Swirl, 2 balls (B)
    • Banana Split, 2 balls (C)
    • Spumoni, 2 balls (D)
    • or colors of choice
    • Lion Brand® double pointed needles size 5 (3.75 mm)
    • Lion Brand® stitch markers
    • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors

      • SIZE:
      • About 38" x 54" (96.5 x 137 cm)

      • GAUGE:
      • One Hexagon motif = about 7-1/4" (18.5 cm) across at widest point.
      • BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

      • STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
      • kfb (knit into front and then back)
      • An increase worked as follows:
      • Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
      • Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. There will be 2 loops (sts) on the right hand needle.
      • Drop the st from your left hand needle – you have increased 1 st.
      • pfb (purl into front and then back)
      • An increase worked as follows:
      • Purl the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
      • Purl the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. There will be 2 loops (sts) on the right hand needle.
      • Drop the st from your left hand needle – you have increased 1 st.

      • NOTES
      • 49 Hexagon motifs are worked, then sewn tog to make Blanket.
      • Motifs are worked in rnds on double pointed needles with the right side always facing you.

      DIRECTIONS:

        • Hexagons (make 49: 15 with A, 12 with B, 10 with C and 12 with D):
        • Cast on 6 sts and divide evenly onto 3 needles with 2 sts on each needle. Join by working the first st on the left needle with the working yarn from the right needle and being careful not to twist sts.
        • Rnd 1 (Inc): *Kfb, pm; rep from * to last st, kfb, place a different color marker for beg of rnd – there will be 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
        • Rnd 2: Knit.
        • Rnd 3 (Inc): *Kfb, k to marker, slip marker; rep from * around – 18 sts.
        • Rnd 4: Knit.
        • Rnd 5 (Inc): *Pfb, p to marker, slip marker; rep from * around – 24 sts.
        • Rnd 6: Purl.
        • Rnds 7 and 8: Rep Rnds 5 and 6 – 30 sts.
        • Rnds 9 and 10: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 – 36 sts.
        • Rnds 11-26: Rep Rnds 3-10 – 84 sts at the end of Rnd 26.
        • Rnds 27-32: Rep Rnds 3-8 – 102 sts at the end of Rnd 32.
        • Bind off.

        • STRIPS 1, 5 and 9
        • Sew 5 A Hexagons into a strip.
        • STRIPS 2 and 6
        • Sew 6 B Hexagons into a strip.
        • STRIPS 3 and 7
        • Sew 5 C Hexagons into a strip.
        • STRIPS 4 and 8
        • Sew 6 D Hexagons into a strip.

        • FINISHING:
        • Sew Strips together in numerical order, fitting Hexagons together.
        • Weave in ends.

        • ABBREVIATIONS:
        • beg = begin(ning)
        • inc = increas(e)(es)(ing)
        • k = knit
        • p = purl
        • rep = repeat
        • rnd(s) = round(s)
        • st(s) = stitch(es)

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