Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library
What you will need:
- 4 balls of yarn in your choice
- Circular needles size 4.5 mm 24in (61cm) long
How to Make the Blanket:
Step 1 – Cast on 5 stitches
Step 2 – Row 1 knit
Step 3 – Row 2 knit 3, yarn over, knit 2
Step 4 – Row 3 knit 3, yarn over, knit 3
Step 5 – Row 4 knit 3, yarn over, knit to end of row
Step 6 – Repeat last row until you have 160 stitches on your needles
Step 7 – Next (decrease) row knit 2, knit 2 together, yarn over, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row
Step 8 – Repeat last row until there are 5 stitches remaining. Bind off.
Step 9 – Finishing – Weave in any ends.
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