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Daisy Chain Blanket - the knitted version

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The Daisy Chain Blanket is big and bold, and perfect for Spring and Summer.

The blanket is knitted from the bottom up, starting with a moss stitch border. The daisy pattern is knitted into the main body of the blanket using the intarsia technique, and the moss stitch borders up the sides of the blanket are worked at the same time as the main body. Once you’ve worked the main body of the blanket, you finish it with a top border made of moss stitch. All you need to do at the end is weave in all the loose ends (ok, that might take you a little while, but if you weave some in every few rows, by the time you finish the blanket, there won’t be many left to weave in) and you’re done.

The intarsia blocks in this blanket are nice and large, which means the colour changes aren’t too frequent, making this a good project if you’re fairly new to intarsia – just take it slowly and you’ll be amazed what you can do! The colour changes are included as both a chart and as written instructions.

The pattern is written for three sizes: small, medium and large, so you can choose how large a blanket you’d like to make. Don’t have anyone to make the blanket for? Why not knit it for yourself? The blanket would be perfect for resting over your knees while out on the patio on a summer’s evening.

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large)
  • Width 68 (99, 99) cm [27 (39.5, 39.5) in]
  • Length 62.5 (91, 149) cm [25 (36.5, 59.5) in]
Tension
18 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm (4 in) in stocking stitch worked flat on 5 mm (US 8) needles after steam blocking, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Yarn
Aran-weight yarn in the following colours and amounts:
  • MC: 475 (985, 1585) m [520 (1080, 1735) yds]
  • CC1: 200 (440, 735) m [80 (165, 275) yds]
  • CC2: 70 (150, 250) m [110 (250, 415) yds]
I would recommend using an acrylic, wool, or wool/acrylic blend yarn with plied structure and good stitch definition. If you are making the blanket for a baby, you may wish to consider using a machine washable yarn to make the blanket easy to care for.

Needles
5 mm (US 8) circular needle at least 60 (80, 80) cm [24 (32, 32) in] in length

Notions
  • Stitch markers x 3 (4, 4)
  • Bobbins for holding different colours during intarsia
  • Chart row marker
Pattern notes
The instructions are for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses: Small (Medium, Large). If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

The sample is knitted in Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (aran, 184 m per 100 g ball, 100% acrylic) in Lime Green 228 (MC), Champagne White 202 (CC1) and Buttercup Yellow 222 (CC2). Shown in size Medium.

Weave your ends into regions of the same colour to avoid show-through.

Weave in your ends every 10 or so rows to avoid having to do them all at the end.

This pattern was tech edited by Jo Torr.

A version of this pattern was published issue 127 of Knit Now magazine.
You will get a PDF (852KB) file

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