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Patchwork Strips Blanket

by Patons
Patons Pattern Library
Patons #924, Colorful Afghans
Knitting
January 1999
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3744 yards (3424 m)
52 x 62 ins [132 x 157.5 cm]

NOTE: Pattern is no longer available free

Bright colored strips alternate to create a beautiful blanket of controlled chaos that’s easy enough for a beginner. (Patons Yarns)

Skill Level: Beginner

MATERIALS
Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz) or
Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz)

Main Color (MC) (Black) 1 ball
Contrast A (Red) 2 balls
Contrast B (Dk Blue) 1 ball
Contrast C (Yellow) 2 balls
Contrast D (Dk Green) 2 balls
Contrast E (Med Grey) 1 ball
Contrast F (White) 3 balls
Contrast G (Green) 2 balls
Contrast H (Purple) 1 ball
Contrast J (Burgundy) 2 balls
Contrast K (Blue) 1 ball
11 colors, 18 balls total

Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

Strip 1: Make 5
Strip 2: Make 4

Worked in garter stitch (knit every row). Alternating colors in each strip creates a patchwork effect.

Finishing: Sew strips together using flat seam alternating Strip 1 with Strip 2, beginning and ending with Strip 1.

Written directions are provided in pdf download (May 2009).