A plain symmetrical knitted ripple pattern without any holes or lacy bits. Easy and rhythmic to knit.
Interim pattern until the “prototype” is finished:
Size about 52cm x 72cm
7 colours of double knitting yarn should be enough for 5 stripes of each colour if at least 120m per colour, i.e. a 50g ball. (To be confirmed when blanket finished). I’m using Rowan Wool Cotton which comes in lovely colours and washes and wears nicely.
Needles 3.75mm or UK9 or nearest available. Comfortable to knit on a circular needle.
Cast on 144 stitches. K 1 row then start patt from Row 2 the first time.
Pattern repeat of 4 rows:
Row 1 : * (K2tog) twice, K3, (yo, k1) 4 times, k3, (k2tog) twice], repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: K across all sts, knitting into the back of each YO from the previous row to twist it so it does NOT form a hole.
Row 3 and 4: K all sts.
Note: the YO’s are just to make an easy increase that is neat at the colour changes but you are welcome to replace (yo, k1) with your preferred increase, then K 3 rows plain.
Each coloured stripe is 2 repeats of rows 1-4, so 8 rows in total. Colour the stripes in sequence or randomly. Cast off K-wise when 35 stripes completed.
My 7 colours: red, pale lilac, chocolate, mid purple, apple green, pale pink, teal blue.