Caron Simply Soft Southwest Geometric Blanket

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by Caron Design Team

Caron Simply Soft Southwest Geometric Blanket

Add style to any room with this bold blanket!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 1 square (about 6 inch) to knit a blanket that measures approximately 48 inch x 60 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the diagram.
    Notes:
    Afghan begins with first Square in the bottom left corner. The next 9 Squares are worked by picking up sts along the top edge of the previous Square, then casting on second half of stitches. All remaining Panels are worked by picking up sts from sides of previous Panel and Squares.
    After First Panel is complete, follow numbered squares on diagram (page 3 of template) for Square stripe pat to be used, following the Mitered Square instructions.
  • 2
    Mitered Square:
    Cast on 55 sts.
    1st row: (WS): K27. P1. K27.
    2nd row: K26. S2P. K26.
    3rd row: K26. P1. K26.
    4th row: K25. S2P. K25.
    5th row: K25. P1. K25.
    6th row: K24. S2P. K24.
    7th row: K24. P1. K24.
    8th row: K23. S2P. K23.
    9th row: K23. P1. K23.
    10th row: K22. S2P. K22.
    11th row: K22. P1. K22.
    Cont in same manner, having 1 less st on each side in garter st, keeping centered dec stitch in stocking st, until 3 sts rem.
    Next row: K3tog. Fasten off.
  • 3
    First Panel:
    Square #1: With Harvest Red, cast on 55 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-9 in Harvest Red, rows 10-39 in Persimmon and rows 40-end in Bone.
    Square #2: With Bone, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #1, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-5 in Bone, rows 6-7 in Ocean, rows 8-9 in Bone and rows 10-15 in Chocolate. Rep from * to end.
    Square #3: With Harvest Red, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #2, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-3 in Harvest Red, rows 4-5 in Bone, rows 6-9 in Chocolate. Rep from * to end.
    Square #4: With Persimmon, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #3, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-5 in Persimmon, rows 6-7 in Harvest Red, rows 8-15 in Bone and rows 16-17 in Ocean. Rep from * to end.
    Square #5: With Harvest Red, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #4, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-25 in Persimmon and rows 26-end in Bone.
    Square #6: With Chocolate, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #5, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square *rows 1-3 in Chocolate, rows 4-5 in Harvest Red and rows 6-9 in Persimmon. Rep from * to end.
    Square #7: With Bone, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #6, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square row 1 in Harvest Red, *rows 2-3 in Harvest Red, rows 4-5 in Bone. Rep from * to end.
    Square #8: With Chocolate, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #7, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-19 in Chocolate, rows 20-39 in Bone, then in Ocean to end.
    Square #9: With Harvest Red, pick up and knit 28 sts along top edge of Square #8, then cast on 27 sts. Work Mitered Square rows 1-9 in Harvest Red, rows 10-39 in Persimmon and rows 40-end in Bone.
    Square #10: Work as for Square #2, picking up sts along top edge of Square #9.
  • 4
    Second Panel:
    First Square: With Bone, cast on 27 sts, then pick up and knit 28 sts along side of Square #1. Work as for Square #7. Second Square: With Harvest Red, pick up and knit 27 sts along top edge of previous Square and pick up 28 sts along right edge of Square #2. Work rem as for Square #1. Cont as established (following diagram on page 3 of template) for rem Squares in Second Panel by picking up and knitting across top of previous Square and along right side of previous Panel.
  • 5
    Third to Eighth Panels:
    Following diagram (page 3 of template), cont making Squares as established.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Harvest Red 104769721 (2)
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Persimmon 104463285 (3)
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Ocean 104463290
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Bone 104212782 (3)
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Chocolate 104212814 (3)
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 13 inch No. 8/5.00 mm 104236576
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