I used Joann's Sensations Rainbow Classic yarn for this. I had 2 skeins in the house and I love working with bulky yarn and large needles, so I doubled the strands, took out my size 15's and got to work. I like the simplicity of the pattern - I can work on this while watching basketball and not lose my place and I also like the look of the dropped stitches. I hope you like it too.
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You will need:
2 strands of 5-weight yarn – I used Joann’s Sensations Rainbow Classics
I used 2 full skeins of Neutral Rainbow Classis – 615 yards per skein
Size US 15 circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches
Cast on 85 stitches
Rows 1 – 4: Knit all stitches
Row 5: K5, *insert needle as if to knit, wrap yarn around needle two times and then knit the stitch. This will give you 2 loops for every stitch.* Repeat from * to * across the entire row to last 5 stitches, K5.
Row 6: Knit all stitches, working the first loop and dropping the extra loop for each stitch.
Repeat until the blanket is the length you wish. My blanket is about 36 x 45 and it took 16 repeats of the pattern.
Repeat Rows 1-4
Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.
© Robin Celli – May 2012
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