Car Blanket
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Car Blanket

This roll up blanket is perfect for the backseat of any road trip!
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn – Spice (A; 3 Balls), Claret (B; 4 Balls), Fig (C; 3 Balls), Charcoal (D; 3 Balls) or Color(s) of Choice
  • Lion Brand® Circular Knitting Needle, Size 13 (9mm), 29" (73.5cm) Long
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand® Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
  • Buttons, 1¼" (32mm) Diameter (2)
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS
beg= begin(ning)
k= knit
pm= place marker
p= purl
rep= repeat
RS= right side
sm= slip marker
st(s)= stitch(es)
Stst = Stockinette st
WS= wrong side

NOTES
1. Blanket, including borders, is knit in one piece.
2. Blanket is worked in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS),with 5sts at the beginning and end of each row worked in Garter st (k every row) for side borders. Stitch markers are used to separate the border sts.
3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
4.Straps are knit separately and are used to secure Blanket when it is rolled for storage.

BLANKET
With A, cast on 105 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 10 rows for border.
Row1 (RS):K5 (for Garter st border), place marker, k across to last 5 sts (for St st portion of Blanket), pm, k5 (for Garter st border).
Row2 (WS):K5, slip marker (sm), p across to last 5 sts, sm, k5.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg.
Change to B.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg.
Change to C.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg.
Change to D.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beg.
Change to A.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 20 in. (51 cm) from beg.
Change to B.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 24 in. (61 cm) from beg.
Change to C.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 28 in. (71 cm) from beg.
Change to D.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 32 in. (81.5 cm) from beg.
Change to A.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 36 in. (91.5 cm) from beg.
Change to B.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 39 in. (99 cm) from beg.
Work in Garter st for 10 rows.
Bind off.

STRAPS(make 2)
With B, cast on 5 sts. Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, k3 rows.
Next row: K2, yo, k2tog (button hole made), k1.
Continue in Garter st until piece measures 18 in. (46 cm) from beg. Bind off.
Sew a button to end of each Strap, opposite buttonhole.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Tips

SIZE: About 41"x42" (104cm x 106.5cm) GAUGE: 10 sts = 4" (10cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.