I am on a roll this week with my patterns! I am really happy about it actually as I have been off from work all week and have done quite a bit on my to do list such as cooking, redecorating and of course knitting. I have been on Ravelry so much this week my hubby is starting to call the laptop 'the axiom'. (If you haven't seen Wall-E, run out and see it. You won't regret it!)
'Luca' - Cabled Baby Blanket
8 or 9 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (I used colour 9)
5 mm needles ( I knit ‘straight’ on a long pair of Addi Circular needles so it was easy to handle)
Gauge: Sadly, I didn’t take note of this but this pattern can really suit any gauge
Size of FO: approx. 24 inches x 36 inches
Abbreviation: C8B – Sl 4 st to cable needle and hold to back, k4 then k4 from the cn.
This starts as a 13 Row pattern with two cable rows in the first sequence and one cable row in every sequence thereafter.
Odd numbered RS Rows: k10, p3, (k2, p2, k8, p2)* to last 15 sts, k2, p3, k10
Even numbered WS Rows: k13, (p2, k2, p8, k2)* to last 15 sts, p2, k13
CO 168 stitches with your preferred cast on method.
Knit in garter st until work is 1.5 inches.
To start stitch pattern:
Rows 1 and 3: k10, p3, (k2, p2, k8, p2)* to last 15 sts, k2, p3, k10
Row 2 and 4: k13, (p2, k2, p8, k2)* to last 15 sts, p2, k13
Row 5: k10, p3, (k2, p2, C8B, p2)* to last 15 sts, k2, p3, k10.
Continue and repeat Rows 6-13 only until work reaches desired length.
Row 6-12: follow odd and even number row pattern above.
Row 13: k10, p3, (k2, p2, C8B, p2)* to last 15 sts, k2, p3, k10.
To complete, end on Row 8 and change to garter st for last 1.5 inches.
BO when blanket is desired length and weave in ends. Block if desired.