Saturday, July 11, 2009

Berry Parfait

Berry Parfait, another blanket for West Coast Oddball Knitters, made a dent in my acrylic yarn stash.

I first knit this pattern in the early 1970s when I made a full-sized afghan. The afghan was retired long ago, but I kept the pattern and revived it to make this blanket.

I used worsted weight yarn and size 10 US needles.

To make this blanket, cast on 12 sts, place marker, **11 sts, place marker **, repeat from ** nine more times, then cast on 12 sts. for a total of 134 sts (The blanket I made this blanket 28 inches wide)

I used two different color markers (white and purple) and alternated them to keep track of the stitch pattern, one to indicate increases and the other for decreases.

Row 1: Knit all stitches, pass markers as you knit.

Row 2: Knit 1, *K 2tog, K 8, Kfb (inc), PM, Kfb (inc), k 8, K 2tog, PM*, repeat * to * 4 times, K 2 tog, K 8, Kfb (inc), PM, Kfb (inc), K 8, K 2tog, K1

Repeat these two rows - change colors, if desired, on Row 1.

When desired length has been reached, bind off with Row 1.

K 2tog = knit two stitches together
Kfb (inc) = knit into the front and back of one stitch to increase 1 stitch
PM = pass marker
Sts = stitches


  1. Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous blanket!! Nancy, you are really taking this idea and running with it! Wow! This has got to be one of my favorite blankets that you've made!!!

  2. This is beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

  3. Great name for this beautiful blanket!

  4. Lovely blanket! Thanks so much for sharing!! I'm going to try to cut & paste this so I can print it out!

  5. So pretty, like blueberries and whipped cream.
    Blessings, Sarita

  6. Another great blanket for a good cause.

  7. A very beautiful blanket. Thanks for sharing your pattern!


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