3 Color Patchwork Blanket by Michelle Kupfer

3 Color Patchwork Blanket

May 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
360 - 400 yards (329 - 366 m)
22" x 27"
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A beautiful unisex baby blanket, that is fun and quick to knit, and will be cherished forever!
Materials: 6 skeins (2 skeins in each of 3 colors) of Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn, and size 10.5 (24” - 32” circular) needles.

Note: I recommend purchasing 2 skeins of each color, to allow for differences in knitting, and to avoid the frustration of running out of yarn. When knitting the sample, I used 1 entire skein of each color, with almost nothing leftover.

Skills required are casting on, knitting, purling, changing colors, and binding off.

Blanket is worked seamlessly in 1 piece.
Although the blanket has the appearance of a patchwork, it is actually knit in 1 piece, using 3 colors for each row and knitting in the intarsia style of colorwork.
Don’t be afraid of intarsia - it’s easy, once you get the hang of it.
You just have to be careful to twist the yarns together at each point of color change, to prevent a hole from forming at that spot.

Pattern is clearly written, and includes a schematic for color placement.

Enjoy the pattern, and please post photos of your projects!