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Tidal Waves Babyghan

Blue yarn mixes with knitted waves for a project that’s too cute to pass up. Your little one’s nursery is just begging for a pattern like this. Designed by Nancy J Thomas for Red Heart

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 30” x 34″ [76 cm x 86 cm]

Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ [10 cm]; 36 rows = 5″ [10 cm] in Chevron Pattern

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps (100% acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/142 grams): #9505 Aqua (3 balls)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) needles (29″)
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch markers

Abbreviations

K2tog: Knit 2 sts together as one-decrease made.
SSK: Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop – decrease made.

Special Stitches

Chevron Pattern (11 sts)
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit.
Rows 2-5: Knit.
Row 6: *K2tog, k2, (increase 1 in next st) twice, k3, ssk; repeat from * to end.
Row 7: Purl.
Rows 8-11: Repeat Rows 6 and 7.
Row 12: Knit.

Pattern Notes

Blanket is worked back and forth in rows on circular needles to accommodate the large number of sts, do not join.
Borders and main body of blanket are worked at same time in one piece.
Join a new ball of yarn when there are approximately 6″ [15 cm] of yarn left from the old ball, also leaving a 6″ [15 cm] tail of yarn with the joined yarn. Weave these ends in neatly on the wrong side of the fabric in a zig-zag pattern for a few inches, and then trim off excess.

Pattern

Cast on 160 sts.
Rows 1 (Wrong Side): K3, place marker, work Row 1 of Chevron Pattern to last 3 sts, place marker, k3.
Continue knitting first and last 3 sts on every row and working Chevron Pattern on center 154 sts until piece measures 30″ [76 cm], ending with Row 5 of Chevron Pattern. Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends. yarn ball

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