finished afghan for adults is approximately 45 1/2" x 56" (Baby
afghan is about 36" across)
26 oz worsted weight or baby yarn (I used Simply Soft Baby Yarn)
Size 11 knitting needles. Circular ones work well also.
16 rows = 4 inches
YO= yarn over tog=together
Cast on 110 sts
for infant blanket, 128 sts
for child's blanket (164 sts for adult blanket)
Row 1: (This will be your right side.) Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K 1, *[k2 tog] 3X, [yo, k1] 6X, [k2 tog] 3X, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4: Knit
Repeat these 4 rows until work measures approximately 40", (56") or desired length from beginnning ending with Row 4.
Using WW yarn (I use Caron Simply Soft) and size 8 needles, cast on 120 stitches. Pattern repeat is 18 stitches.
First row of BORDER: Knit
6, place marker; knit 18 and place marker;
knit 18 and place marker; knit 18 and place marker; knit 18 and place
knit 18 and place marker; knit 6.
Do garter stitch border for a distance of about 1-1/4 inches (which
make the bottom border equal to the side borders). When border is
desired length, start pattern:
ROW 1: Purl
ROW 2: Knit 6; *k2 together 3 times; (k1, yo) 6 times; k2 together 3 times. Repeat from * to last marker. K6.
ROW 3: Knit.
ROW 4: Knit.