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Harry Potter Style

Knitted Baby or Lap Blanket

Designed by Susan Helene Kramer

 

Knitted blanket laying alongside 18 inch doll for size comparison

 

Intermediate Skill Project

Introduction:

 

This is a 30 inch (65cm) by 33 inch (72.5cm) knitted blanket or afghan for a new baby, or to use as a lap blanket. It is knitted in one piece including both red borders. When I bought the yarn, I chose deep jewel colors, as I was reminiscing about the vibrant colors of Mrs. Weasley's knitted creations in the Harry Potter movies. I used a worsted weight yarn that is 70% acrylic and 30% wool. All acrylic or all wool would work well, too.

 

Supplies:

 

Size 10 mm single pointed knitting needles (2)

4 ounce ball of yarn for each of the 4 main colors

2 ounces of yarn for red border

 

Pattern:

 

- Cast on 70 stitches to begin border. Every row thereafter will have 70 stitches.

 

- First 5 rows of border use just knit stitch, and use the same pattern for other end of blanket.

 

- Each block of color is 10 rows.

 

- First row of pattern:

To begin, knit 5 stitches, purl 10 stitches, knit 10 stitches, purl 10 stitches, knit 10 stitches, purl 10 stitches, knit 10 stitches, knit 5 stiches for border.

(For every line knit 5 stitches at beginning and end to form border.)

 

- Second row of pattern:

Knit 5 stitches for border, then begin big blocks with knit 10 stitches, purl 10 stitches, knit 10 stitches, purl 10 stitches, knit 10 stitches, purl 10 stitches, knit 5 stiches for border.

 

- Repeat first and second row for blocks.

 

- When ready to change color combine old and new colors for first 5 stitches.

 

- Every 10 rows, continue knitting 5 stitches at the beginning and end of each row, but reverse the block pattern, as show in the photos.

 

- For my blanket I made 9 sets of 10 rows in each color.

 

- Then make red border in all knit stitches on both sides and loosely bind off.

 

 

 

Article, pattern design and photo credits Susan Helene Kramer

 

 Email: susan@susankramer.com

 

 

 

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