Harlekin blanket by Trine Bertelsen

Harlekin blanket

May 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 18 sts x 28 rows
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
2187 - 3117 yards (2000 - 2850 m)
One size.
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The blanket is knit flat back and forth using intarsia. Intarsia is a way to knit bigger sections in a contrasting colour in a single colour background. This is what creates the HARLEKIN blanket. You only knit with one colour at a time. At the colour changes, the colours are twisted around each other to avoid gaps in the finished work. Every colour uses 1 skein in the appropriate colour.

The colour changes are executed by placing the colour you come from above the new colour – this is done on both the right side (RS) and the wrong side (WS) of the work.

TIP! Rather than using the full skein for all 9 colours, you can wind small balls of approximately 7 g.By knitting intarsia you avoid the long floats on the wrong side that you would get by knitting the same motif in stranded knitting. See the photo.

Final measurements:

Width: 11 cm including the crochet border. Without the border the width is 110 cm.

Length: 150 cm including the crochet border. Without the border the length is 144 cm.

Yarn: Økologisk Hverdagsuld (Ecological Everyday wool) from CaMaRose.dkRequired

yardage: A total of 19 skeins divided on the following colours:
Colour 1 (main colour): 8 skeins. The sample uses Kit (06).Colour 2 – 9 (rhombus): 9 skeins in 9 different colours.

The sample uses the following colours: colour 2: Blågrøn (28), colour 3: Mørk okker (37), colour 4: Mintblå (50), colour 5: Mellemgrå (07), colour 6: Mintgrøn (27), colour 7: Lys sennep (39), colour 8: Koral (15), colour 9: Mørk sennep (40), and colour 10: Pudder (13).

Colour 11 (edge): 2 skeins for the edge. The sample uses Sølvgrå (08).

Suggested needles and crochet hook: Circular needle size 4 mm (100 cm) and crochet hook size 4 mm.

Gauge in knitting: 18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

Crochet tension: Approximately 18 dc = 10 cm.