Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

bernat® blanket™ criss-cross stripes knit blanket

Alternating sections worked in garter stitch and an eye-catching elongated loop stitch makes this cozy blanket quick to whip up and to cuddle. Fun tassels add the perfect finishing touch to this blanket that is sure to be a favorite in your home!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx 50 x 60” [127 x 152.5 cm]

GAUGE: 8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st. Take time to check gauge.


INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Blanket is worked side-to-side.

Cast on 120 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

Rows 1 to 6 (Garter Stripe): Knit.

Row 7: (RS). Knit, wrapping yarn round needle 4 times per stitch.

Row 8: Set Up: Slip all stitches to right-hand needle one at a time, dropping extra wraps. Slide sts to other end of circular needle to beg working as follows (see diagram): *Pull 5th st on left-hand needle over first 4 sts and knit this st, wrapping yarn twice around needle. Pull 6th st over first 4 sts and knit this st, wrapping yarn twice around needle. Pull 7th st on over first 4 sts and knit this stitch, wrapping yarn twice around needle. Pull 8th st on over first 4 sts and knit this stitch, wrapping yarn twice around needle. K4 (previously skipped sts), wrapping yarn twice around needle. Rep from * to end of row.

These 8 rows form Criss-Cross Pat.

Cont in Criss-Cross Pat until work from beg measures approx 50” [127 cm] ending on a Row 6.

Cast off. 

Step 2

Tassels: (make 2 per Garter Stripe in Blanket)

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Wind yarn around a piece of cardboard 6" [15 cm] wide 5 times. Tie through loops securely at one end. Cut across opposite end. Wrap yarn 6 times around Tassel 2" [5 cm] down from tied end. Fasten securely. Sew Tassels to each end of garter stripes as seen in picture.


 
ABBREVIATIONS:

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue

K = Knit

Pat = Pattern

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right Side

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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