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Brioche Stripe Lap Afghan or Blanket

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Baby Blanket or Lap Afghan Knitting Pattern

The blanket is knitted in a combination of 2-color brioche stitch and 2-color garter stitch. It is completely reversible. The brioche stripes change the color of the brk stitches from light to dark color in each alternative stripe. This is a good project to practice 2-color brioche stitch. Also it is easy to change the size of the blanket by changing the number of stitches you cast on and adjusting the number of rows.


Skills required: To knit this blanket, you need to know how to knit 2-color brioche stitch.

Size: length 38” (95 cm), width 37” (92 cm)

Materials:
Lion Brand (affiliate link) Fishermen's Wool aran weight yarn, (100% Wool), 465 yd (425 m) / 227g, Color Nature’s Brown – 1.5 skeins. (DC)
Lion Brand (affiliate link) Fishermen's Wool aran weight yarn, (100% Wool), 465 yd (425 m) / 227g, Color Oarmeal – 1.5 skeins. (LC)

Needles: US #6 (4.00 mm) double-pointed needles or circular needles.

Gauge
17 sts x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) In 2-color brioche st:
Note, that 1 row of brioche consists of 1 row of LC and 1 row of DC


Pattern Notes

Abbreviations
Please note that I use Nancy Marchant terminology for brioche stitch. I highly recommend her books Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch and Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Color Twists & Turns, as well as her lessons on craftsy.com.
yf - yarn forward: bring the yarn to the front, between the tips of the needles.
yb - yarn back: take the yarn to the back, between the tips of the needles.
sl1yof - slip 1, yarn over, yarn to front: with working yarn in front, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle and the slipped stitch, then bring yarn back around to the front, ready to purl the following stitch.
yfsl1yo - yarn forward, slip 1, yarn over: bring the working yarn between the tips of the needles to front of work, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle and the slipped stitch. Leave yarn in back, ready to knit the next stitch.
brk - brioche knit: knit the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover
brp - brioche purl: purl the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
LC – light color
DC- dark color
k – knit
p – purl
sl1 – slip 1 (knitwise for the 1st stitch in a row).


BLANKET

The blanket is reversible, but to keep track of which side you are working, mark the right side of the blanket with a bright pin or a bow of bright yarn.

Using 2 strands of yarn (LC and DC), cast on 161 sts.

Setup Row (WS, LC): k9, (yf sl1yo, k1) 6 times, yf sl1yo, k13, (p1, yf sl1yo) 6 times, p1, [k13, (yf sl1yo, k1) 6 times, yf sl1yo, k13, (p1, yf sl1yo) 6 times, p1] twice, k8, p1. 161 sts.
Setup Row (WS, DC): sl wyif, p8, (brp, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brp, p13, (yf sl1yo, brk) 6 times, yf sl1yo, [p13, (brp, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brp, p13, (yf sl1yo, brk) 6 times, yf sl1yo] twice, p9. 161 sts.

Row 1 (RS, LC): sl, p8, [(brk, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brk, p13, (yf sl1yo, brp) 6 times, yf sl1yo, p13] twice, (brk, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brk, p13, (yf sl1yo, brp) 6 times, yf sl1yo, p9. 161 sts.
Row 1 (RS, DC): sl, k8, [(yf sl1yo, brp) 6 times, yf sl1yo, k13, (brk, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brk, k13] twice, (yf sl1yo, brp) 6 times, yf sl1yo, k13, (brk, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brk, k8, p1. 161 sts.

Row 2 (WS, LC): sl wyif, k8, (yf sl1yo, brk) 6 times, yf sl1yo, k13, (brp, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brp, [k13, (yf sl1yo, brk) 6 times, yf sl1yo, k13, (brp, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brp] twice, k8, p1. 161 sts.
Row 2 (WS, DC): sl wyif, p8, (brp, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brp, p13, (yf sl1yo, brk) 6 times, yf sl1yo, [p13, (brp, yf sl1yo) 6 times, brp, p13, (yf sl1yo, brk) 6 times, yf sl1yo] twice, p8, k1. 161 sts.

Repeat rows 1-2 to desired length.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Block.

Have fun!


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