Happy snow day everyone! Here is a little something to work on today while you sip hot chocolate and watch the snow fall. As a reminder, these are your colors:
Color A – tan, brown or chocolate, 250 (2 balls Sublime) – I am using Sublime Organic Cotton color Nutmeg
Color B – your choice of baby color, 250 yards (2 balls Sublime) – I am using color Drift
Color C – your choice of baby color, 250 yards (2 balls Sublime) – I am using color Laundry
Color D – your choice of baby color, 250 yards (2 balls Sublime) – I am using color Maize
Color E – your choice of baby color, 250 yards (2 balls Sublime) – I am using color Raspberry Tea
US#5 24″ circular needles or a set of double points and straight US#5
Mystery Baby Blanket – Part I
Parts of this blanket are worked in strips for minimal finishing. The harder and more interesting stuff will come later…but revealing those parts now woud ruin the surprise!
We will start with strip one:
Using Color B, cast on 45 stitches using preferred cast on and 24″ US#5 needles or straight US#5 needles. I chose the longtail cast on.
Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for a total of 60 rows.
Do NOT break color B and join color D and work one knit row. Do NOT cut yarn, join color E and work one knit row. You should now have three strands hanging from your work. Continue to alternate these three colors while working in garter stitch (knit every row). Draw the appopriate color up the side of the fabric being careful not to pull too tightly, as it will cause the fabric to buckle. Do this for a total of 60 rows, alternating D, E, B, etc.
Cut all colors except color D and work 60 rows of garter stitch in color D.
Break color D and join color C. Work for 60 rows in garter stitch. Bind off loosely.
Print friendly instructions are here.