HEART AND DI­A­MOND BLAN­KET SQUARE 1 (MAKE 1 IN YARNS A, E AND H)

Simply Knitting - - Knit-Along Blanket -

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Note Square 1 is a stock­ing stitch square with re­verse stock­ing stitch heart. When con­struct­ing your blan­ket you can choose which side of Square 1 you’d pre­fer to have as the right side, as it looks good from both front and back. Cast on 43 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles, leav­ing a 60cm tail. Row 1 (RS) Knit. Row 2 Purl. Rows 3 to 12 Rep Rows 1 and 2, five more times. Row 13 K20, P3, K20.

Row 14 P20, K3, P20.

Row 15 K19, P5, K19.

Row 16 P19, K5, P19.

Row 17 K18, P7, K18.

Row 18 P18, K7, P18.

Row 19 K17, P9, K17.

Row 20 P17, K9, P17.

Row 21 K16, P11, K16.

Row 22 P16, K11, P16.

Row 23 K15, P13, K15.

Row 24 P15, K13, P15.

Row 25 K14, P15, K14.

Row 26 P14, K15, P14.

Row 27 K13, P17, K13.

Row 28 P13, K17, P13.

Row 29 K12, P19, K12.

Row 30 P12, K19, P12.

Row 31 K11, P21, K11.

Row 32 P11, K21, P11.

Row 33 K10, P23, K10.

Row 34 P10, K23, P10.

Row 35 K9, P25, K9.

Row 36 P9, K25, P9.

Rows 37 to 38 Re­peat Rows 35 and 36.

Row 39 K9, P12, K1, P12, K9.

Row 40 P9, K11, P3, K11, P9.

Row 41 K9, P10, K5, P10, K9.

Row 42 P9, K10, P5, K10, P9.

Row 43 K10, P8, K7, P8, K10.

Row 44 P10, K8, P7, K8, P10.

Row 45 K11, P6, K9, P6, K11.

Row 46 P12, K4, P11, K4, P12. Rows 47 to 58 Re­peat Rows 1 and 2, six times. Cast off. Cut yarn, leav­ing a long 60cm tail and fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Spray your square lib­er­ally with cold wa­ter un­til wet then pin out to 18.5x18.5cm on a block­ing board or thick towel. Leave to dry com­pletely be­fore un­pin­ning it. Place to one side. Turn the page for your sec­ond square.

SQUARE 1 This re­verse st st heart ap­pears in the blan­ket three times in Moon­stone, Beryl and Rose Quartz (above). It’s a great tech­nique that’s sim­ple yet ef­fec­tive

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