Sampler Blanket Pattern


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Looking for something slightly more challenging?

Why not try my Sampler Blanket Pattern?  If you are going to become a knitter a part of that process is experimenting with the different knitting techniques as you gain experience.

As a beginner, each time you begin a new pattern it is a good idea to make a tension square to check your tension before you start knitting your garment.

© Knitting Naturally | Sampler Blanket Pattern

So what do you do with all those tension squares when you have finished with them?

You have a couple of choices. You can unpick each of the squares and re-use the wool for your garment or you can collect the squares and make a blanket with them.

If you are going to unpick your squares, I suggest you do it as soon as possible as the yarn retains the memory of the knitted shape and when you reuse it you knitting will be a bit 'bumpy'.

Sampler Blanket Pattern

Measurements

Size

The Sampler Blanket can be as large or as small as you desire. Each square is approximately 15 cm square so your width and length will be a multiple of 15.

Materials

To make a sampler blanket you will need small quantities of a variety of 8 ply yarns.

Needles

1 pair each 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) or size needed to give correct tension.

Accessories

Knitters Needle for sewing seams.

Tension

22 sts to 10 cm width over stocking stitch.

Knitting Instructions

Stocking Stitch Block

Using 4.00mm Needles, cast on 34 sts.
1st row - Knit all stitches to end.
2nd row - Purl all stitches to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 15cm ending with a purl row.
Cast off.

Garter Stitch Block

Using 4.00mm Needles, cast on 34 sts.
1st row - Knit all stitches to end.
Rep 1st row until work measures 15cm ending with a wrongside row.
Cast off.

Moss Stitch Block

Using 4.00mm Needles, cast on 34 sts.
1st row - K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to last st, P1.
2nd row - P1, *K1, P1, rep from * to last st, K1.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 15cm ending with a wrongside row.
Cast off.

MAKE UP

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly. Using back-stitch, join blocks into rows. Then using back-stitch, join rows to form the blanket.

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