Dive In by Meridith Shepherd
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Dive In

Knitting
September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
820 - 1760 yards (750 - 1609 m)
26 [40, 52]”/ 66 [102, 132] cm) square
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Choose a few colors and dive right in to knitting the Dive In blanket.

Designed with three main colors and one contrast, once you get the idea of the pattern, any number of colors could be used, making this a great use for stash yarns or one skein collections. To help you in choosing color palettes, there is a blank schematic where you can test out options and make a paper prototype of your blanket.

Ideal for beginning knitters, or those hoping to get a little practice with simple short rows, this blanket takes simple garter stitch stripes and adds short rows to create stacked triangle wedges, for a new and different take on stripes.

The pattern features three sizes, the smallest perfect for carseats or strollers, medium for cribs or sending off to preschool, and the largest for a picnic or living room throw.


Materials

Berroco Weekend (75% Acrylic, 25% Cotton, 100 g, 205 yds/187 m): 4, 7, 8 total skeins

  • C1: #5945 Cornflower - 1 (2, 2) skeins
  • C2: #5981 Seedling - 1 (2, 2) skeins
  • C3: #5972 Marigold - 1 (2, 2) skeins
  • CC: #5958 Camp Stove -1 (1, 2) for blanket; additional 60 (90, 120)yds/ 55 (82, 110) m for optional border

US size 8 (5.0 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles

Stitch markers, 5

Yarn Needle

Finished Size
26 (40, 52)”/ 66 (102, 130) cm square

Gauge
16 sts and 26 rows equals 4” (10cm) in garter stitch, blocked and stretched lengthwise.

Skill Level
Beginner. Requires knitting and simple short row shaping.