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The Jackson Blanket

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Tash | 10 comments

With the arrival of many, many babies over the past few weeks, I've finally found the time to get a new pattern down on paper, and alive on the needles. It's a combination of my absolute favourite things - grey, yellow and chevrons. And I'm giving it to you for free!

Edited 23 December 2011 - the DK instructions have now been added - scroll down to see!

Yarn: 1 each: Cascade 220 in Goldenrod - G (7827), Pewter  - P (8509), Charcoal  - C (8400)

Needles: 5.5mm circular (about an 80cm cable will do)

Gauge: Not the biggest deal in the world

Abbreviations:

k: knit   p: purl    k2tog: knit 2 together    ssk: slip slip knit

m1l: Bring the tip of the left-hand needle under the strand between stitches, from front to back. Knit through the back of the loop.

m1r: Bring the tip of the left-hand needle under the strand between stitches, from back to front. Knit this loop.

Instructions:

Cast on 122 sts using long tail cast on using colour C

Row 1: purl all sts

Row 2: k1, *k2tog, k5, m1l, k1, m1r, k5, ssk repeat from * to last st, k1

Row 3: p all sts

Repeat rows 2 & 3 three more times, change to colour P, repeat rows 2 & 3 5 times, change to colour G, repeat rows 2 & 3 5 more times. Repeat these stripes four more times, or until blanket is desired length.

Finish on a purl row, cast off using Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off. (A great tutorial for this can be found here)

Weave in ends and block.

Double knit version

Jackson blanket

Yarn: Prism DK by Skeinz 50g / 104m

1 ball each in Paint Blue B1, Jelly Bean B2, Lime Snakes G, Crayon Yellow Y, Pumpkin Patch O, Toy Red R, Jelly Baby P1, Purple M&Ms P2

Needles: 4mm circular (about an 80cm cable)

Gauge: 28 rows x 22 stitches in stocking stitch = 10cm approx

Finished size: 60cm x 102cm approx

Abbreviations: the same as for the worsted version

Instructions:
Cast on 152 sts using long tail cast on using colour B1
Row 1: purl all sts
Row 2: k1, *k2tog, k5, m1l, k1, m1r, k5, ssk repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 3: p all st

Repeat rows 2 & 3 three more times, change to colour B2, repeat rows 2 & 3 5 times.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 five times (10 rows of each colour) changing colours in this sequence: G, Y, O, R, P1, P2, B1, B2, ending with colour P2. There should be just enough yarn for 3 colour sequence repeats.

If you’d like to make a larger blanket, the pattern repeat is 15 stitches + 2 stitches (one at each end of the blanket).

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Comments

  • Renee

    I am fairly new to knitting, but have learning more and more. I love this pattern, my daughter saw this and said that this is the type of baby blanket she would like me to make. I feel like I’m making something complicated looking, but it is very easy. However, I have one question: My edges from the first 3 or 4 rows, is curling up. Will it eventually straighten itself out once the added rows weigh it down, or is there something else I should do? I have completed about 24 rows so far.
    Any comments are appreciated.

  • Fae

    ooo could I just quarter the width and make this into a scarf?

  • Tash

    I’m sure you could!

  • Natarsha

    thank you, THANK YOU so much, just last night i was wanting a nice pattern, and ta da!!! i look on here, its just perfect!!! i love the colours you’ve used aswell :) well done.

  • Nikki

    LOVE! Will add to my list of things to knit one day x

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  • Alice

    oooh it looks lovely! I’m quite partial to a knitted chevron myself and this will be a smashing gift for a baby… or me! :OD

  • beth

    love your choice of colors i did one in red, black & white seems new parents are getting away from pastel baby colors! Cant wait to see more of your work…

  • Rachelle Toimata

    Hey gorgeous, that’s a nice blanket. It reminds me of pineapple lumps. Ur so clever Tash. And I hear happy birthday is in order too. Double celebration of a great pattern and a great woman who designed it. x

  • Sharon

    I’m lovin this blanket.. Im going to make this in school college colors. Thanks for a great pattern.

 

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