Our Checkerboard Baby Blanket is knit using Encore yarn. Knitting this blanket is the first time I had worked with Encore yarn and I was quite pleased with the results. It is a very soft, pleasant feeling yarn that comes in a wide variety of colors.
You can easily enlarge this baby blanket to make a full size afghan (see instructions below).
Finished size: 43" x 34"
Materials and Supplies
- 6 Balls Encore worsted color spun yarn (1200 yards; 600g)
- Circular knitting needles - size 8 (5mm) 36" - 40" long
Note: To enlarge this baby blanket into a full size afghan, simply increase the number of stitches you cast on by a multiple of 18 and knit following the same k9, p9 pattern.
Cast on 171 sts.
(rows 1 through 12 are the edging as are the first 9 and last 9 stitches on all other rows)
Row 1: K3, *p3, k3; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: P3, *k3, p3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: Repeat row 1 once.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep row 2 twice.
Row 6: Rep row 1
Row 7: Rep row 2
Rows 8 & 9: Rep row 1 twice.
Row 10: Rep row 2.
Row 11: Rep row 1.
Row 12: Rep row 2
Row 13: P3, k3, p3, k9, * p9, k9 (rep from * 8 times); p3, k3, p3
Row 14: K3, p3, k3, p9, *k9, p9 (rep from * 8 times); k3, p3, k3
Row 15: Rep row 13.
Row 16: P3, k3, p3, p9, * k9, p9 (rep from * 8 times); p3, k3, p3
Row 17: K3, p3, k3, k9, * p9, k9 (rep from * 8 times); k3, p3, k3
Row 18: Rep row 16
Rows 19 - 21: Rep rows 13 - 15
Repeat rows 13 - 21 twenty-one more times.
Repeat rows 1 - 12 once.Printable Instructions