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Pattern: Not Quite Colorblock Blanket

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by Ana Campos

I admit I am not much of a blanket knitter, but between the amazing softness and beautiful colors of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, I was mesmerized by the idea of wrapping myself in this yarn. Traditionally cozy but with a modern aesthetic, this has quickly become a favorite pattern! 

Level:

Beginner

Gauge:

14.5 stitches/26 rows = 4" (10 cm) x 4" (10 cm) in Garter Stitch after gentle blocking

Size:

Approx. 36 inches (91.5 cm) wide x 43 inches (109 cm) long

Materials:

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Lemongrass, 2 skeins

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Poppy, 1 skein

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Bone, 1 skein

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Aloe, 1 skein

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Jasper, 1 skein 

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Sky, 1 skein

Size US 8 (5 mm) 2" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Directions:

Using Color A , cast on 130 stitches. Knit all rows until you have 38 rows or enough yarn left to knit two more rows, ending with a RS row. Do not break yarn. 

Using Color B, knit 2 rows. Carrying Color A up the side of the work, knit 2 more rows with Color A. 

Continue knitting with Color B. Knit every row until you have  38 rows, or enough yarn left to knit two more rows, ending with a RS row. 

Using Color C, knit 2 rows. Carrying Color B up the side of the work, knit 2 more rows with Color A. 

Continue as established for each color. With the last color, knit until you have 38 rows or enough yarn left to bind off, and bind off loosely. Weave in yarn tails and block gently. 

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