Friday, February 4, 2011

Easy lapghan...Hip to be Squared

Making this squared lapghan will make you totally hip!

SIZE: One Size
Each square approximately 10 inches x 13" [approximately 25 x 33 cm]
Finished lapghan approximately 44 inches x 50 inches

• 640-153 Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick: Black4 Skeins (A)
• 640-138 Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick: Cranberry2 Skeins (B)
• 430-210 Jiffy Thick & Quick: Ozarks 3 Skeins (C)
• Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]

8 stitches + 10 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Garter stitch (knit every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

1. The Jiffy Thick and Quick in our example happened to produce a pattern when knitted at the gauge and in the size square shown. Not all skeins will yield an identical result.

make 2 in (C) and 1 in (B) - 3 total
Cast on 20 stitches. Work in garter stitch for 32 rows. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

Make 3 in (C) and 3 in (B) - 3 total
Cast on 20 stitches. Work in garter stitch for 32 rows.
Change to (A). Work in garter stitch for 6 rows. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

Assemble squares into strips as shown:
Strip B Make 2 Strip A Make 1

Pick up 54 stitches on one lengthwise edge of strip A. Knit 6 rows, bind off.
Pick up 54 stitches on the other side of the same strip. Knit 12 rows, bind off.
Repeat for second strip A.
You will now have strips that look like this:

Lay the strips out as shown and sew together. Note that one of the black edges is wider than the other -- this goes
on the outside. You may find that the sizes of the squares vary somewhat, particularly if they were made by
beginning knitters. The purpose of the black strips is to allow some ease in joining the squares if they are a little
different in sizes.

Pick up all stitches across the end of the throw (78 stitches). Knit 12 rows, bind off, weaving in ends. Repeat for
other end. Finished throw:

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