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)

Note:
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



7 comments:

  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!!!

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

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  3. Great name for this beautiful blanket!

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

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

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  6. Another great blanket for a good cause.

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

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