Hand Knit Cabled Baby Blanket

I knit this blanket with malabrigo wool, which is ridiculously soft and so amazing to knit with. It’s also very warm and not at all scratchy. I have it on my project list to knit a large blanket for our bed with it, as well as a sweater. The pattern is incredibly easy (are you sensing a theme here, in regards to my patterns? My idea of incredibly easy is when a project is repetitive enough that you can mindlessly knit away) and made a lot of fun with the cables and seed stitch.

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Finished size: length is 28 1/2 inches and the width is 23 inches.

Materials needed: Size 7 US Needles (I used circular needles, 32 inches in length,) cable needle, stitch markers (this is optional but really good for the beginning,) 5 skeins of worsted weight yarn of your choosing.

Yarn used: 2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Weight Buscando Azul and 3 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Weight Polar Morn.

Pattern:

Cast on 212 stitches, placing the first marker after the fourth stitch and the second marker after the 208th stitch. This will mark the borders, which are worked in seed stitch.

Work Rows 1-4 in seed stitch.

Work the next 12 rows as follows: odd rows are to be knit with the first 4 stitches worked in seed stitch, knit 12 and purl 4 (repeating 13 times EXCEPT on the last repeat where you only knit 12) and work the last 4 stitches in seed stitch. The even rows are to be knit with the first 4 stitches worked in seed stitch, purl 12 and knit 4 (repeating 13 times EXCEPT on the last repeat where you only purl 12) and work the last 4 stitches in seed stitch. You will start this pattern on an odd row.

Cable Pattern for Main Body (this does not include the border stitches):

R1: Knit 12 stitches, purl 4. Repeat 13 times. Do not purl 4 in the last repeat.

R2: And all even rows, purl 12 stitches, knit 4. Repeat 13 times. Do not knit 4 in the last repeat.

R3: C8B, K4, purl 4

R5: Knit 12 stitches, purl 4. Repeat 13 times. Do not purl 4 in the last repeat.

R7: K4, C8F, purl 4

R9: Knit 12 stitches, purl 4. Repeat 13 times. Do not purl 4 in the last repeat.

R11: C8B, K4, purl 4

R13: Knit 12 stitches, purl 4. Repeat 13 times. Do not purl 4 in the last repeat.

R15: K4, C8F, purl 4

Main Body: Work first 4 stitches in seed stitch, work the cable pattern 13 times, work last 4 stitches in seed stitch (Note: you do not need to purl 4 before the seed stitches.) Repeat this until you have worked through most of your 5th skein of yarn. Piece will measure 26 1/2 inches at this point.

Work the next 12 rows as follows (beginning with an odd row): odd rows are to be knit with the first 4 stitches worked in seed stitch, knit 12 and purl 4 (repeating 13 times EXCEPT on the last repeat only knit 12) and work the last 4 stitches in seed stitch. The even rows are to be knit with the first 4 stitches worked in seed stitch, purl 12 and knit 4 (repeating 13 times EXCEPT in the last repeat only purl 12) and work the last 4 stitches in seed stitch.

Work last 4 rows in seed stitch and bind off.

Enjoy, and I’d love to see photos of your completed blankets! If you’re on Instagram, tag your photos with the hashtag #knowloveknowcolor. xo, Ev.

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Simple Knit Hats

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I absolutely adore knit hats- and I have quite the collection to prove it! For me, hats are great to knit in between projects, when traveling and as a side project.  They’re quick, easy, fun and versatile. For the above hat pattern and yarn, keep reading through the article.  The pattern below is the Kami Hat pattern and you can find it at www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kami-hat. Once you get to Ravelry’s site, you can click on the direct link to her pattern.  It’s incredibly easy and a great knit.  I personally knit it tight in honor of my favorite college beanie, whereas I usually knit slouchy hats. The fingerless mitts are a gorgeous Aran Honeycomb pattern that I designed (but will not be made public until the testers are done with it.)

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Fits small to medium- my head measures 22″ and it fits snugly yet on the loose side.

Classic Shades 3.5oz/100grams (color unknown)

Circular Needles size US7

Other materials used were: darning needle, scissors, 4 DPNs and a place marker.

Cast on 84 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist.  For the next two rounds work in a knit 1, purl 1 rib stitch. On the next row (row 3) begin working in a straight stitch and continue until piece measures 5″ (or desired length-I usually knit until about 7″ for more slouch.) Begin to decrease:

knit 9, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 8, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 7, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 6, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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Note: At this point I switched over to double pointed needles (DPNs)

knit 5, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 4, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 3, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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knit 2, purl 2 together, repeat until end of row.

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purl 2 together until end of row.

Take the remaining stitches off of the double pointed needles with your darning needle and cinch until a tiny hole is formed.  Bring the working yarn through the hole and flip the hat inside out.  Weave in ends and enjoy!

I would like to see pictures of your finished projects on Instagram- use the hashtag #knowloveknowcolor for a chance to be featured in my gallery! xo, Ev.