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The Addictive Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket - Test Knit I - 04
Designed by solmama April 2009

After knitting Mimi Davis’ One Row Blanket De La Harlot and finding out that a good number of my friends have babies on the way, I was inspired to write my own baby blanket pattern. I wanted an easy stitch pattern to remember that looked pretty with both solid and variegated yarns, so I looked at all of the beautiful ravelry FOs for my Slide Step Rib Cloth. This blanket pattern was born. Knit by my fantastic test knitter and editor Anne πŸ˜€ You can check her out on ravelry as annesknitting. She gave me the best compliment by test knitting the pattern more than once because she liked it so much. Thanks Anne!

The Addictive Baby Blanket pdf

Materials:
Bulky yarn or two strands of worsted weight held together as one
Anne knit the pictured test knit with 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft – Plum Wine held together as one. She used six 6 oz skeins to create a blanket about 38 inches by 48 inches.
US 13 circular needles 29″ long or so to accommodate for all of the stitches
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast on 120 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 6
Do not connect in the round. Knit back and forth as you would on straight needles.

Row 1: *P3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2: *P3, K3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 3: *P3, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat these 3 rows until desired length.

BO on a Row 2 in pattern.

Weave in Ends.

Anne’s decorative edge edit:
cast on 122 stitches
every row – slip first stitch purl-wise, work in pattern to last stitch, knit last stitch.

Enjoy!

Pictured below is the version I knit with Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn! in Meadow Ombre. I used six skeins.

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Slide Step Rib Cloth

testknit.2 -- woodlandstx

Designed by solmama October 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in a vintage pattern book printed on news print paper. I bought it at a garage sale minus a cover, so I don’t know the title of the book. Knit by my amazing test knitter Susan πŸ˜€ You can check her out on ravelry as woodlandstx.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Susan knit this pattern using Lion Cotton in Avocado.
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 6 + 8 border stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: K4, *P3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from *to the last 4 stitches, K4

Row 2: K4, *P3, K3, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4

Row 3: K4, *P3, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4

Repeat Rows 1-3 fifteen more times.

Knit 4 rows

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

testknit.1 -- woodlandstx

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Morse Code Cloth

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Designed by solmama October 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in β€œThe Harmony Guides.” Knit by my amazing test knitter MissMandiGirl πŸ˜€ You can check her out on ravelry and on her blog.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 1 or 2 colors (the pattern will specify when to use color A and B, but it can also be knit up in one color only).
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

yib = with yarn in back

yif = with yarn in front

Directions:

Cast On 43 stitches with Color A or # of stitches divisible by 6sts + 5 + 8 border stitches

Knit 5 Rows

Row 6: K4, P35, K4

Attach Color B

Row 7: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *sl 1, K1, sl 1, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, K5

Row 8: K4, P1, yib, sl 3, *yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, sl 3, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, P1, K4

With A, Row 9: Knit

Row 10: K4, P35, K4

With B, Row 11: K4, [K1, sl 1] two times, *yif, sl 3, yib, sl 1, K1, sl 1, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, K5

Row 12: K4, P1, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, *yib, sl 3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from * to the last 5 sts, P1, K4

With A, Row 13: Knit

Repeat Rows 6-13 eight more times.

Knit 4 Rows with A.

Bind Off.

Weave in ends.

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Harmonic Mosaic Cloth

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Designed by solmama August 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides” and wagsmeows‘ color combination on her version of my dash cloth pattern

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors
I used Peaches & Creme 163 Mar Di Gras and 3 Cream
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.

wyib = with yarn in back

wyif = with yarn in front

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 8sts + 6

Knit 4 rows

Row 5: knit

Row 6: purl

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 7 and 8: Knit

Row 9: [Using MC] K6, *wyib sl 2, K6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 10: P6, *wyif sl2, P6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 11: [Using CC] K6, *wyib sl 2, K6, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: [Using MC] Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15 and 16: [Using CC] Knit

Row 17: [Using MC] K2, wyib sl 2, *K6, wyib sl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2

Row 18: P2, wyif sl 2, *P6, wyif sl2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P2

Row 19: [Using CC] K2, wyib sl 2, *K6, wyib sl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2

Row 20: Knit

Repeat Rows 5 -20 two more times.

Then Repeat Rows 5 – 12.

Cut CC yarn.

Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Knit 4 Rows.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

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Dash Cloth

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Designed by solmama July 2008

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors
I used Peaches & Creme Fiesta(MC) and Black(CC).
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Directions:

Slip stitches should be purlwise

Directions:

Cast on 39 stitches with MC

Knit 4 rows for the border.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K2, P until the last two stitches, K2

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K2, P until the last two stitches, K2

Attach CC yarn.

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: (MC) Knit

Row 8: K2, P until the last two stitches, K2

Row 9: (CC) *K3, slip 1, repeat from * until the last 3 stitches, K3

Row 10: *K3, yf, slip 1, yb, repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K3

Row 11 – Row 14: Repeat Rows 7 – 10

Row 15: (MC) Knit

Row 16: K2, P until the last two stitches, K2

Repeat Rows 5 – 16 two more times

Knit 2 rows with CC.

Cut CC yarn.

Repeat Rows 1-4

Knit 4 border rows.

Bind Off and Weave in Ends.

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