Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lotus Knit Baby Blanket Pattern
Size 32″x32″
Gauge 18 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Materials  300 grams (3 skeins) Cascasde 220 wool or similar worsted weight yarn (100 grams, 220 yards)
 Size 8 (5 mm) 32” circular needles
 Size 8 (5mm) 60″ circular needles
 Darning needle
 K – Knit
 P – Purl
 K2tog – knit 2 together
 Ssk – Slip 2 stitches knitwise and k2tog
 Sl, k2tog, psso – Slip on st to the right needle, k2tog, pass slip stitch over
 K1f&b – Knit 1 in the front and back of the stitch
 K tbl – Knit through back loop
 YO – Yarn over
 PM – Place marker
Throughout pattern, slip markers as you come to them.
Switch to longer circulars when needed.
This blanket is knit using the magic loop method, (video)
Some knitters have reported the center portion of the flower puckering up a bit. To avoid this, you may want to knit the “Center Flower” section on smaller needles.
A knitter created a video showing how to knit the first 4 rows on DPNs.

Cast on 8 sts using the disappearing loop method (another tutorial!). Pull the cable through so you have 4 sts on each needle.
Center Flower
Work the following instructions four times on each round. If you choose to use DPNs, you would work the instructions below once on each of the four needles. Using the magic loop, as I did, I recommend placing a marker to designate where the pattern ends.
1. K, 2yo, k
2. K2, p, k
3. K2, yo, k2
4. K2, k1f&b, k2
5. K2, yo, k2, yo, k2
6. Knit (32)
7. K2, yo, k4, yo, k2
8. K3, k2tog, ssk, k3
9. Yo, k2, yo, k2, yo, k2, yo, k2
10. K3, k2tog, k1, k1f&b, k1, ssk, k2
11. K tbl, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo
12. K4, yo, k2tog, k2tog, yo, ssk, ssk, yo, k3
13. K tbl, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k2, k1f&b, k2, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo
14. K8, yo, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k5
15. K tbl, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, k1, sl1, k3tog, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo
16. Knit
17. K tbl, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo
18. Knit
19. K tbl, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k5, yo
20. Knit
21. K tbl, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo
22. Knit
23. K tbl, yo, k9, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k9, yo
24. Knit
25. K tbl, yo, k11, yo, ssk, k10, yo
26. Knit
Work the following pattern between each marker.
1. Ktbl, *yo, k tbl, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog* Repeat from * to * until 1 st before marker, yo, k tbl, yo, slip marker.
2. Knit
3. Ktbl, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog* Repeat from * to * until 3 sts before marker, yo, k3, yo, slip marker.
4. Knit
5. Ktbl, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k7* Repeat from * to * until 5 sts before marker, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, slip marker.
6. Knit
7. Ktbl, *yo, k5, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog* Repeat from * to * until 5 sts before marker, yo, k5, yo, slip marker.
8. Knit
9. Ktbl, *yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog* Repeat from * to * until 7 sts before marker, yo, k7, yo, slip marker.
10. Knit
11. Ktbl, *yo, k9, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso* Repeat from * to * until 9 sts before marker, yo, k9, yo, slip marker.
12. Knit
13. Ktbl, yo, k11, *yo, ssk, k10* Repeat from * to * until marker, yo, slip marker.
14. Knit
Repeat the petals pattern 4 more times, for a total of 5 repeats.
Outer Edge
 Increase round: Ktbl, yo, k until marker, yo, slip marker.
 Even round: Knit
Alternate increase and even round for ten total rounds. Work 5 additional rounds in seed stitch.
 Seed stitch increase: Ktbl, yo, *k, p* repeat from * to * until marker, yo, slip marker.
 Seed stitch even round: P, k around.
Cast off loosely in pattern.
Will have pictures later have only finished the center. Is really cut though.
Happy Knitting

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