Rib Check Baby Blanket
By E. J. Slayton
Approximately 24" x 27"(28" x 32")
Chunky weight yarn* (160 yds/100 grams per ball): 3(4) balls light jade
#7468 or color of your choice
Size 9 (5.5mm) needle or size needed to obtain gauge
*Sample blanket (28" x 32") was made with Paton's
Canadiana Chunky, and used slightly less than 4 balls/640 yds.
15 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10cm in pattern To save time, take time to check
Rib Check Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 3)
Rows 1 & 2: Knit.
Rows 3, 5 & 7: *K3, p3, rep from * across,
Rows 4, 6 & 8: K6, *p3, k3, rep from *
across, end p3, k6.
Rows 9 & 10: Knit.
Rows 11 & 13: K6, *p3, k3, rep from * across,
end p3, k6.
Rows 12 & 14: *K3, p3, rep from * across,
Rep Rows 1–14 for pattern.
Cast on: Long-tail cast on (also called
Double cast-on), simultaneously casts on and works Row 1, so begin with
Row 2. If you prefer to use a knitted-on cast on, begin with Row 1.
Joining a new ball: To make joins as
invisible as possible, join away from borders. Split old and new strands
in half, drop half of each strand and overlap remaining portions, then
knit 2 or 3 sts with overlapped strands. Drop old yarn and continue with
new strand. When finishing, adjust tension by gently tugging on ends, then
weave them almost invisibly into stitches. Since most 'blankies' get fairly
vigorous use, it's a good idea to weave in ends pretty securely.
Cast on 99(111) sts.
Beginning with Row 1 or 2 (see Note), work in pattern until
blanket measures approximately 27(32)", ending with Row 9. Bind off all
Weave in ends securely. Block lightly.
©1999 E. J. Slayton - You're welcome to print this
pattern for your own use; please retain the copyright notice
on any copies. It may not be reprinted or used in any
commercial manner without my written permission.