Posted on Friday, June 22 2012 at 8am
To help you get started on your cot or children’s blanket for our Refuge ‘Bears & Squares’ campaign, we have a cheerful blanket square pattern for you. Although you are welcome to use this pattern free of charge, wwe would really appreciate it if you would make a small donation to Refuge.
Created by Juliet Bernard, editor of our sister magazine, The Knitter, the square uses a slip stitch design which looks clever but is surprisingly simple to create. “This square may look challenging, but it is no more complicated than knitting stripes!” says Juliet.
The square has been knitted in two colours of Bergère de France’s Idéal yarn. This is an acrylic-polyamide yarn that knits as DK to this tension, but you could use any DK yarn.
Please note that donations of single squares cannot be accepted.
YOU WILL NEED
Bergère de France, Idéal (40% wool, 30% acrylic, 30% polymide, 50g/125m) 1 ball of each: Yarn A Aquatique (23048) Yarn B Pavot (24408)
A pair of 4mm needles
For yarn stockists, contact Bergère de France 01606 883149 bergeredefrance. com
Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 24 sts and 34 rows to measure 4x4in (10x10cm) over stitch pattern using 4mm needles
For a full list see page 92 of Simply Knitting issue 95.
Start knitting here...
SLIP STITCH SQUARE
Cast on 35 sts using 4mm needles and yarn A.
Change to yarn B
Row 1 K2, (Sl 1, K9) three times, Sl 1, K2.
Row 2 P2 (Sl 1, P9) three times, Sl 1, P2.
Change to yarn A.
Row 3 K7, (Sl 1, K9) twice, Sl 1, K7.
Row 4 P7, (Sl 1, P9) twice, Sl 1, P7.
Repeat these four rows until work measures 15cm.
Cast off in yarn B.