Sweet Tea Blanket

If you need an easy blanket for a baby shower or gift, this is the one for you. It only uses the knit stitch so it’s not only easy but fast!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 30” wide x 50” high

Gauge: 3 sts and 6 rows = 1” square in Garter St

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #816 Gray (Color A), 2 skeins; #886 Citron (Color B), 2 skeins; #817 Aran (Color C), 1 skein

Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm): 22-30” circular

Notions: Markers; removable markers; stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional cast on; cable needle; tapestry needle; five 1” buttons; crochet hook

Pattern Notes

The blanket is made in garter stitch throughout.

It is made in joined sections and the last section will be sewn to the first to finish.

Pattern

Section 1

Using Color A, CO 40 sts.

Rows 1-6: Knit. Fasten off A.
Rows 7-12: Join Color B, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 13-18: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 19-54: Repeat Rows 7-18.
Rows 55-67: Join Color C, knit.
Row 68: BO all sts knitwise.

Finished visual panel

Section 2

Turn Section 1 panel with right side up and Color C on the left. Start in the last stitch of Color C. See photo for placement.

Using Color C, pull up a loop with a crochet hook and place on needle, start in the last stitch of Color C and 3 loops evenly in each color stripe – 28 sts.

Rows 1-14: Knit. Fasten off Color C.
Rows 15-20: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 21-26: Join Color B, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 27-32: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 33-63: Repeat Rows 21-32.
Row 64: BO all sts knitwise.

The left panel has been completed.

Section 3

Using Color C, pull up a loop with a crochet hook and place on needle, start in the last stitch of Color C and 3 loops evenly in each color stripe down panel – 76 sts.

Rows 1-14: Knit. Fasten off.
Rows 15-20: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 21-26: Join Color B, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 27-32: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 33-91: Repeat Rows 21-32.
Row 91: BO all sts knitwise.

Completed visual

Section 4

Join yarn at center of blanket at corner of Row 1 of Section 3.

Using Color C, pull up a loop with a crochet hook and place on needle, start in the last stitch of Color C and 3 loops evenly in each color stripe down panel – 47 sts).

Rows 1-13: Knit
Row 14: BO 8 sts, knit across row – 39 sts. Fasten off.
Rows 15-20: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 21-26: Join Color B, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 27-32: Join Color A, knit. Fasten off.
Rows 33-79: Repeat Rows 21-32.
Row 80: BO all sts knitwise.

Section 4 complete.

Finishing

Using yarn needle, sew Section 4 to last row of Section 1. Sew the center together to join the ‘T’. Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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