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Loom-Knit Patchwork Garter Baby Throw

A set of colorful squares come together in this snuggly soft throw blanket, perfect for the nursery or kids' room.

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Size

About 28 inches square (71 centimeters square)

 

Gauge

15 stitches = approximately 4 inches (10 cm) Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

 

Notes

  1. Follow loom manual instructions for "Single Knitting" for how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
  2. The loom is configured into a square to make it easier to hold, but knitting is worked in rows across only one side of the loom.
  3. Finished Throw is blocked by machine washing and drying.

 

Loom Configuration

Use the following pieces:
(4) 12-hole pieces
(4) corner pieces

Connect pieces to form a square as follows:
corner piece > 12-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > corner piece >12-hole piece.

Insert 12 small pegs into every hole along one 12-hole piece. Insert 1 small peg into the corner piece to the left of this 12-hole piece and 2 small pegs into the corner piece to the right of this 12-hole piece (15 working pegs placed).
Insert contrast color pegs in the connecting holes to hold loom together.

 

To block Throw: Machine wash on a warm temperature, gentle setting, then machine dry on a cool heat, delicate setting.

materials

  • 5 skeins worsted weight yarn in 5 colors [Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Lion Brand® Yarn Extra Soft Wool Blend (Art.# 5400): #501 Pink Petal (A); #544 Lilac (B); #503 Gerbera Daisy (C); #556 Green Eucalyptus (D); #599 Buttermilk (E)]

steps

  1. Square (make 49 -– 10 each with A, B, D and E; 9 with C)
    Cast onto every working peg.
    Knit one row, then purl one row until piece measures about 4 in. (10 cm) from beginning.
    Bind off.

  2. Finishing
    Following diagram, arrange Squares into 7 rows of 7 Squares each. Alternating direction of knitting as shown on diagram. Using needle provided with loom, sew Squares into strips, then sew strips together to make Throw.
    Thread yarn ends into same needle and weave ends

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