Rib Check Baby Blanket 

By E. J. Slayton

Finished Size

Approximately 24" x 27"(28" x 32")

Materials

  • 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
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

  • *Sample blanket (28" x 32") was made with Paton's Canadiana Chunky, and used slightly less than 4 balls/640 yds.

    Gauge

    15 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10cm in pattern To save time, take time to check gauge.
    Rib Check Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 3)
    Rows 1 & 2: Knit.
    Rows 3, 5 & 7: *K3, p3, rep from * across, end k3.
    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, end k3.
    Rep Rows 114 for pattern.

    Pattern Notes

         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.

    Blanket

    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 sts knitwise.
     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.