The pattern is available to download for free on Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Craftsy.
This pattern is very easy but once in a while knitters need a little extra help getting on track. Here's a free PDF tutorial for the Meadow Lane Blanket to address the most common questions.
|Meadow Lane - free blanket knitting pattern|
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|Meadow Lane - easy K4, P4 repeat pattern|
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIX SIZES:
approximate dimensions after blocking...
Baby Blanket: 29.75" wide x 32" long
Small (Crib/Lap) Blanket: 32" wide x 42" long
Medium Throw: 36.5" wide x 43" long
Large Throw: 41" wide x 48" long
XL Afghan: 45.5" wide x 50" long
XXL Afghan: 50" wide x 56" long
It's very easy to make any of the blankets longer...just work additional rows until the blanket is the desired length or you run out of yarn. Be sure to purchase more yarn than noted below if you want to make your blanket longer.
ARAN OR WORSTED WEIGHT YARN:
Amount of yarn needed for each blanket size...
Baby: 575 - 600 yards
Small: 850 - 875 yards
Medium: 1020 - 1050 yards
Large: 1300 - 1350 yards
XL Afghan: 1500 - 1550 yards
XXL Afghan: 1850 - 1900 yards
The pattern includes estimates for approximately how much additional yarn is needed to add about 2" to the length of each blanket size.
This pattern will work well with worsted, Aran, DK, or other similar weight yarn. Pick the needle size that gives the best appearance for your yarn and knitting tension.
I used Lion Brand New Basic 175 yarn in the colorway 'Thyme'. I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn! 'New Basic 175' yarn is 25% wool and 76% acrylic. It has a "wooly" feel...without being "scratchy". The finished blanket has lovely drape and texture with New Basic 175.
Did I mention that I love the color selection in this new line of yarn? It's currently available in 24 beautiful colors!
|I used Lion Brand New Basic 175 yarn in the color 'Thyme'.|
I used US size 9 knitting needles and my gauge was about 14 stitches = 4".
Exact gauge is not essential for this pattern.
It's more important to pick the needles that work best for your yarn and your knitting tension.
To test the pattern and decide which needle size is best for your yarn....cast on 20 or 28 stitches with the needle size suggested for your yarn. Work in the stitch pattern as noted in the pattern....
Row 1: *K4, P4; repeat from *, end K4
Row 2: same as Row 1 (be sure to start the row with K4)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work measures about 2" or more. It can take at least 2" of knitting for the subtle vertical line effect to show up. If your stitches are too loose the pattern may not show up as desired so try switching to one needle size smaller. If you think your knitting is too tight...try one needle size larger.
|Meadow Lane blanket knitting pattern - it's easy to knit!|
You can download the Meadow Lane blanket knitting pattern for free on Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Craftsy.
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|Meadow Lane - easy blanket knitting pattern - FREE!|