The most beautiful way to decorate your bedroom is by doing some serious knitting. This Vaara knit cover with a zigzag pattern is designed by our own editor Susanna Vento. The size of the blanket is 130 x 170 cm.
– Novita Isoveli (010) off-white, (276) light peach, (099) black, (388) green and (043) mottled grey, 600 g of each colour
– Circular needle (80 cm) 10 mm or size to obtain tension
Pattern Wavy garter stitch: knit according to the instructions and drawing.
Tension 9 sts garter stitch with double yarn = 10 cm
Note The throw blanket is knit with double yarn.
To do this:
Loosely cast 147 sts in off-white double yarn and knit 1 row on the purl side. Start knitting the pattern from the chart’s first row as follows: knit 12 sts from the right, repeat the 24 sts pattern 5 times and finish by knitting the 15 sts on the left side of the chart. On the purl side, knit the yarn-rounds into the back of the stitch to avoid holes around the increase. Repeat rows 1–2 in off-white 3 times. Change to peach and continue knitting stripes, repeating rows 1–2 in each stripe 4 times. Stripes: peach, black, green, grey and white. Repeat the stripes in this order until the blanket measures ca. 170 cm. Finish the last stripe and cast off loosely. Neaten all yarn ends, lightly steam the blanket or stretch to measure, spray and let dry.
Repeat rows 1–2.
(The Finnish instructions above in English and in right order.)
= plain stitch, purl on purl side
= purl stitch, knit on purl side
= knit yarn-round into the back of the stitch on the purl side
= yarn round needle
= slip 1, knit 1 and pass slipped stitch over
= knit 2 stitches together
= slip 2 stitches as if knitting them together, knit 1 and pass 2 slipped stitches over