FREE - Rainbow Waves Baby Blanket Intarsia Knitting Pattern

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Knit with cables to make this very effective, beautiful baby blanket. 

Rainbow Waves Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

 

Materials Needed for single colour version

● 4mm Knitting Needles (UK8) (US6) (a least 35cm in length) 
● 4mm Cable Needle
● Yarn Needle
● Bernat Softee Baby DK Yarn
 4 x 140g Balls of White #02000  (1350 Yards ) 

 

Or 

 

Materials Needed for Intarsia version (Multicoloured) 

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4mm Knitting Needles (UK8) (US6) (a least 35cm in length) 
4mm Cable Needle
Yarn Needle
Bernat Softee Baby DK Yarn
- 1 x 140g Ball of White # 02000 (240 yards)  
- 1 x 140g Ball of Mint #02004 (240 yards)
- 1 x 140g Ball of Pink #02001 (240 yards)
- 1 x 140g Ball of Lemon # 02003 (240 yards)
- 1 x 140g Ball of Soft Lilac # 30185 (240 yards)
- 1 x 140g Ball of Pale Blue #02002 (240 yards) 

 

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Stitch Directory 

k                 - Knit

p                 - Purl

cfr16           - Cable Front Rib pattern (See below) 

()                - Work the stitches within the brackets the number of times specified.

RS             - Right side of work 

 

Cfr16 - Explained

Put next 8 sts onto cable needle, move to the front of your work p2, k2, p2, k2, from main needle, then p2, k2, p2, k2 from the cable needle.

 

Pattern Notes

● Intermediate Level pattern -  suitable for a knitter with previous cable experience
● Tension Gauge - 22 sts x 30 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stocking stitch.
● Finished Blanket Size - 30 inches x 30 Inches (76 cm x 76 cm)
● Step by Step photo instructions for casting on multi-colours are in the printable download PDF file for the pattern 
● Blanket width can be increased / decreased in multiples of 48 sts.
● Blanket length can be increased by repeating the pattern.

 

Main Pattern - One Colour Version 

Cast on 298 sts

Rows 1, 3 & 5 - *p1, k1 - repeat from * to the end of the row. (RS)

Row 2 & 4 - *k1, p1 - repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 6 - k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, *p2, k2 - repeat from * to last 5 sts, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times.

Row 7 - p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, *p2, k2 - repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times.

Row 8 - Repeat row 6.

Row 9 - p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, *(p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16 - repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times.

Rows 10 to 21 - Repeat rows 6 & 7 in order 6 times.

Row 22 - Repeat row 6.

Row 23 - p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, *cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times - repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times.

Rows 24 to 33 - Repeat rows 6 & 7 in order 5 times,

* Rows 6 to 33 are the pattern. Repeat the pattern 6 more times.
* Complete rows 6 to 12.
* Finish with rows 1 to 5 to complete the border.
* Cast off in border pattern (Seed stitch / British Moss Stitch)

 

Multicoloured Blanket Pattern  - (Intarsia)

Colour Key:
CA - Lemon,
CB - Mint,
CC - White,
CD - Soft Lilac ,
CE - Pink,
CF - Pale blue

 

Cast on (see below for Intarsia cast on - Step by Step insructions)
with CA 53 sts, with CB 48 sts, with CC 48 sts, with CD 48 sts, with CD 48 sts, with CF 53 sts. [Cast on total 298 sts]

 

Row 1 - with CF (p1, k1) 26 times, p1, with CE (k1, p1) 24 times, with CD (k1, p1) 24 times, with CC (k1, p1) 24 times, with CB (k1, p1) 24 times, with CA (k1, p1) 26 times, k1. (RS)

Row 2 - with CA (k1, p1) 26 times, k1, with CB (p1, k1) 24 times, with CC (p1, k1) 24 times, with CD (p1, k1) 24 times, with CE (p1, k1) 24 times, with CF (p1, k1) 26 times, p1.

Row 3 - Repeat Row 1.

Row 4 - Repeat Row 2.

Row 5 - Repeat Row 1.

Row 6 - with CA k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, (p2, k2) 12 times, with CB (p2, k2) 12 times, with CC (p2, k2) 12 times, with CD (p2, k2) 12 times, with CE (p2, k2) 12 times, with CF (p2, k2) 12 times, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times.

Row 7 - with CF p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, (p2, k2) 12 times, with CE (p2, k2) 12 times, with CD (p2, k2) 12 times, with CC, (p2, k2) 12 times, with CB (p2, k2) 12 times, with CA (p2, k2) 12 times, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times.

Row 8 - Repeat row 6.

Row 9 - with CF p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, with CE cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, Cfr16, with CD (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, with CC cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, with CB (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, with CA cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, k1,(p1, k1) 2 times.

Rows 10 to 21 - Repeat rows 6 & 7 in order 6 times.

Row 22 - Repeat row 6.

Row 23 - with CF p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, with CE (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, with CD cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, with CC (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, with CB cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, with CA (p2, k2) 4 times, cfr16, (p2, k2) 4 times, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times.

Rows 24 to 33 Repeat rows 6 & 7 in order 5 times. 


* Rows 6 to 33 are the pattern, Repeat the pattern 6 more times.
* Complete rows 6 to 12.
* Finish with rows 1 to 5 to complete the border.
* Cast off in border pattern. (Seed Stitch / British Moss Stitch)

 

Intarsia (Multi-Coloured) Cast on - Step by step instructions

 Step 1 of Intarsia Cast on

1 - Cast on as normal with the first colour and complete the number of stitches needed, let both tail and yarn strand hang down.

 

Step 2 of Intarsia Cast On

 2 - Tie on the next colour and let both tail and yarn strand hang down.

Step 3 of Intarsia Cast On

3 - Take the yarn tail of the first colour and wrap it around the 2 strands of the second colour.

Step 4 of Intarsia Cast On

4 - Hold it in place while you continue to cast on with the second colour.

5 -  Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each colour change 

 

 

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