Summer is all about portable projects! This blanket is worked in portable squares that you can take with you anywhere. You can knit a square in about 1-1/2 hours!
Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2, 50 pegs.
Yarn: Approx 1200 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks Swish in Peapod (5 skeins) and Amythest Heather (6) was used in sample.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size 5.5
Gauge: 9 sts x 18 rows= 2 inches in garter stitch.
Each square is approximately 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches.
Start with A color, then switch colors every four rows. Do not cut yarns, simply carry them along the side when not in use.
Mitered Square Instructions
With MC, Cast on 50 sts, prepare to knit a flat panel.
Row 1: (Going clockwise/from right to left). K23, k2tog, k2tog, k23. Slide the slider inwards.
Row 2: p to the end of the row
Row 3: k22, k2tog, k2tog, k22. Slide the slider inwards.
Row 4: p to the end of the row.
Join CC, and continue with the pattern.
Continue repeating these last two rows, decreasing two stitches on every ODD row, until you have 2 sts left on the knitting loom. (On every ODD row, the numbers will go down from k22, k21, k20, k19, k18, k17, k16, k15, k14, k13, k12, k11, k10, k9, k8, k7, k6, k5, k4, k3, k2, k1).
Last row: k2tog.
Bind off leaving a 10 inch yarn tail (used for seaming the squares together).
Block all the squares prior to seaming.
Use the layout below to arrange your squares prior to seaming. Use the mattress stitch to seam the squares to each other.
Weave all ends in.
Stabilize the blanket by crochet a single crochet border around the blanket.