Entrelac Blanket (Knit)

Made with Loops & Threads® Country Loom™ yarn.
 
 

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Loops and Threads® Country Loom™ (5 oz/140 g; 104 yds/95 m) (1872 g total) Yarn – Landscape (MC; 10 Balls), Ocean Tide (Contrast A; 2 Balls), Rich Blues (Contrast B; 2 Balls), Shale (Contrast C; 2 Balls) and Warm Cream (Contrast D; 2 Balls)
  • Circular Knitting Needle, Size U.S. 13 (9 mm) 36" (90 cm) Long or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
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Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS

alt = alternate(ing)
beg = beginning
cont = continue(ity)
dec = decrease(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together
M1 = make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
p = purl
pat = pattern
p2tog = purl next 2 stitches together
Psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
rs = right side
ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
sl1 = slip next stitch knitways
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ws = wrong side

INSTRUCTIONS

With MC, cast on 96 sts loosely.

Base Triangles: 1st row: (RS). K1. Turn.

2nd and alt rows: Purl all sts from previous row.

3rd row: Sl1. K1. Turn.

5th row: Sl1. K2. Turn.

7th row: Sl1. K3. Turn.

9th row: Sl1. K4. Turn.

11th row: Sl1. K5. Turn.

13th row: Sl1. K6. Turn.

15th row: Sl1. K7. Do not turn.

Rep 1st to 15th rows 11 times more. Turn at end of last rep.

FIRST TIER: **Left Side Triangle: 1st row: (WS). With A, K1. Turn.

2nd row: Knit into front and back of st. Turn.

3rd row: K1. P2tog. Turn.

4th row: K1. M1. K1.

5th row: K1. P1. P2tog. Turn.

6th and alt rows: Knit to last st. M1. K1.

7th row: K1. P2. P2tog. Turn.

9th row: K1. P3. P2tog. Turn.

11th row: K1. P4. P2tog. Turn.

13th row: K1. P5. P2tog. Turn.

15th row: K1. P6. P2tog. Do not turn.

Right Slanting Diamond: 1st row: (WS). With A, working from right to left, pick up and purl 8 sts along edge of Triangle/Rectangle below. Slip last st back onto left-hand needle and P2tog with next st. Turn.

2nd row: K8. Turn.

3rd row: Sl1. P6. P2tog. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows 6 times more. Do not turn at end of last rep. Work 10 more Diamonds in same manner.

Right Side Triangle: 1st row: (WS). With A, working from right to left, pick up and purl 8 sts along edge of side triangle/rectangle below. Turn.

2nd row: Knit all sts from previous row.

3rd row: Sl1. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. Turn.

4th to 11th rows: Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 4 times more.

12th row: K3.

13th row: Sl1. P2tog. Turn.

15th row: P2tog. Rem st will count as first st picked up for First Left Slanting Diamond in next Tier.**

SECOND TIER: ***First Left Slanting Diamond: 1st row: (RS). Slip rem st from previous Triangle. With MC, pick up and knit 7 sts along edge of Triangle below. Slip last st back onto left-hand needle. ssk. Turn.

2nd row: P8. Turn.

3rd row: Sl1. K6. ssk. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows 6 times more. Do not turn at end of last rep.

Next Left Slanting Diamond: 1st row: (RS). With MC, pick up and knit 8 sts along edge of Triangle below. Slip last st back onto left-hand needle. ssk. Turn.

2nd row: P8. Turn.

3rd row: Sl1. K6. ssk. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows 6 times more. Do not turn at end of last rep.

Work 11 more Diamonds in same manner.***

THIRD TIER: With B, rep from ** to **.

FOURTH TIER: Rep from *** to ***.

FIFTH TIER: With C, rep from ** to **.

SIXTH TIER: Rep from *** to ***.

SEVENTH TIER: With D, rep from ** to **.

EIGHTH TIER: Rep from *** to ***.

Rep First to Eighth Tiers for pat until work from beg measures approx 65” (165 cm), ending on a First Tier of pat. 1 st rem.

Final Triangles: 1st row: (RS). Slip rem st from previous Triangle. With MC, pick up and knit 7 sts along edge of Triangle below. Slip last st back onto left-hand needle. ssk. Turn.

2nd row: Purl all sts from previous row. Turn.

3rd row: K2tog. K5. ssk. Turn.

5th row: K2tog. K4. ssk. Turn.

7th row: K2tog. K3. ssk. Turn.

9th row: K2tog. K2. ssk. Turn.

11th row: K2tog. K1. ssk. Turn.

13th row: K2tog. ssk. Turn.

15th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. 1 st rem.

Rep 1st to 15th rows 11 times more. Fasten off rem st.

Top and Bottom Edging: With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 128 sts evenly across top edge. Work 6 rows garter st (knit every row). Cast off knitwise (WS).

Rep across bottom edge.

Side Edging: With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 178 sts evenly along side edge. Work 6 rows garter st (knit every row). Cast off knitwise (WS).

Rep along opposite side edge.

Tips

MEASUREMENTS: Approx 54" x 70" (137 x 178 cm) GAUGE: 11 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stocking st