Simple enough for a beginner, quick to make for an experienced knitter; these blankets are great for doll blankets and preemie baby charities.  Double the cast on number and knit a full sized, 30" baby blanket.

OFF THE DRAWING BOARD!

15" BLANKETS
By Nancy Hearne

MATERIALS: 
  
3 oz. of Baby or Sport weight yarn --- for each
      of the solid color blankets

  1 oz. each of 3 colors for the striped blanket
  #6 straight knitting needles

GAUGE:  5 sts/7 rows = 1"
             (stocking stitch)

PATTERNS:

Garter Stripes:
Rows 1-5:  Work Stocking Stitch (K on Right Side, P on Wrong Side)
Rows 6-12: Work Garter Stitch (K every row)
Repeat rows 1-12 for pattern.

Basket Weave:
Row 1:  P5, K5 across
Rows 2-5:  K the K sts, P the P sts across
Row 6: K the P sts, P the K sts
Rows 7-10:  K the K sts, P the P sts across
Repeat rows 1-10 for pattern.

Raised Garter Stripes:
Rows 1 & 2: With color B, K across
Rows 3-6: Work Stocking Stitch (K on Right Side, P on Wrong Side)
Rows 7 & 8:  K across; change to color A
Rows 9 & 10: With color A, K across; change to color C
Rows 11 & 12:  With color C, K across

Rows 13-16:  Work Stocking Stitch (K on Right Side, P on Wrong Side)
Rows 17 & 18: K across; change to color A
Rows 19 & 20:  With color A, K across; change to color B
Repeat Rows 1-20 for pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS:

For each blanket: 
A.  CO 75 sts. Work 7 rows (4 ridges) of Garter Stitch (K every row).

B.  Work first 5 and last 5 sts in Garter Stitch, with one of the three patterns above, in
    
between.

C.  When blanket measures 14" from start, work last inch (approx. 7 rows -- 4 ridges) of
     Garter Stitch.  Bind Off
.

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