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Lille En Blanket Free Pattern

Lille En Blanket

Susan B. Anderson
 
The Lille En (meaning “Little One” in Danish) Blanket is the perfect size to snuggle with a baby on your lap or to keep warm in the stroller or car seat. The garter stitch blanket is worked holding two strands of Home Worsted Weight yarn together to create a super-bulky, super-squishy fabric that knits up in no time at all! There is a bit of color detail with the Garter Check Pattern that could also be done in simple garter stripes. You may have to make a few, a couple to keep and a couple to give as gifts.

The complete Lille En set can be found here.
 
Finished size: 30 by 28 inches (76 by 71 cm)
 
Yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (100% American Wool; 230 yards or 210 meters/100 grams), 2 skeins Snowy Pine (Main Color) and 1 skein Wood Violet (Contrast Color), to be held doubled throughout.
 
Needles: US size 13 or 9mm needles, 32-inch circular to work back and forth
 
Gauge: 2 stitches and 2 ¾ ridges per inch (2.5 cm) in garter stitch with  yarn held doubled.
 
Materials:
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
Locking stitch marker (optional)

Garter Check Pattern:

Note: Strand the unused color across the WS of the fabric. On WS rows this will be the side facing you.

Row 1 (RS): *k2 with MC, k2 with CC; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 with MC.
Row 2 (WS): * k2 with MC, k2 with CC; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 with MC.
Row 3: *k2 with CC, k2 with MC; repeat from *to last 2 sts, k2 with CC.
Row 4: *k2 with CC, k2 with MC; repeat from *to last 2 sts, k2 with CC..
Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2
 
Abbreviations
CC Contrast color
K knit
MC Main color
RS Right side
St(s) Stitch(es)
WS Wrong side

Blanket

Note that yarn is held doubled throughout for both MC and CC.
 
With MC held doubled and using the long-tail cast-on method, cast on 60 stitches.
 
The first row knit is a RS row. You may wish to mark the RS with a locking stitch marker to remind you to count ridges from the RS. Knit every row until there are 22 ridges (44 rows), ending after a WS row (approximately 8 inches or 20 cm) from the cast-on edge.
 
Work the Garter Check Pattern for the next 6 rows.
 
Note: If you don’t want to do the stranded garter check pattern you can
work simple stripes by knitting 2 rows in CC, 2 rows in MC, then 2 rows in CC.
 
Continue on in the Main Color only.
 
Knit every row for 22 ridges (44 rows) until the blanket measures approximately 8 inches (20 cm) beyond the first Garter Check Pattern rows.
 
Work the Garter Check Pattern for the next 6 rows. If you chose to work the stripe alternative before, repeat that instead of the Garter Check Pattern.
 
Continue on in the Main Color only.
Knit every row for 22 ridges (44 rows).  End after a wrong side row.
 
Bind off loosely.
 
Weave in all ends to the wrong side.
 
Block as desired.

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