Knit a pretty blanket

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An easy pattern – adjust it to the size and colour you want

Christa Swanepoel

What do you need?

  • Use any left-over wool you’ve got. The yarn on the photo is ELLE FAMILY KNIT DK in White, Violet, Turquoise and Coral
    • You can make about ten hexagons out of one 50 g ball
    • 4 mm needles

Knitting info
Knit strips of hexagons as long as you want the blanket to be and sew them together.

Abbreviations
dec – decrease
g st – garter stitch

inc – increase

k – knit

sts – stitches

Method

For a row starting with a complete hexagon

Cast on 8 sts.

*Next row: k.
Work 10 rows g st and inc 1 st at start of each row. 18 sts.
k 2 rows.
Work 10 rows, dec 1 st at start of each row. 8 sts.

Next row: k.*
Rep from * to * with next colour of choice and continue for as long as you want the blanket to be.

For row starting with half a hexagon 
Cast on 18 sts.

Next row: k.
Work 10 rows g st, dec 1 st at start of each row. 8 sts.

Next row: k.
Work from * to * to desired length and end with half a hexagon as follows:

Next row: k.
Knit 10 rows, inc 1 st at start of each row. 18 sts.

Cast off.

To round off
Sew strips together.

 

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