blanket Approximately 56cm wide x 65cm long.
1 x 100g (210m) ball of King Cole Cottonsoft DK (100% cotton) in each of Cream (Ecru 711), Light Brown (Fudge 1603), Orange (3030), Beige (Oyster 742) and Light Green (Sage 1576); small amount in White (710)*. Pair each of 3.75mm (No. 9) and 3.25mm (No. 10) knitting needles.
24 stitches and 30 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 3.75mm needles.
St(s), stitch(es); k, knit; p, purl; ss, stocking st (k on right side and p on wrong side); inc, increase 1 st (by working into same st twice); tog, together (decrease, by working as many sts together as stated); yf, yarn forward (to make 1 st);
2C/1G, 2 strands of Cream twisted with 1 strand of Light Green; 2G/1C, 2 strands of Light Green twisted with 1 strand of Cream.
The blanket is constructed with 4 strips in stripes of 36 rows (to create squares of colour). The Cream squares are always worked from the chart, as instructed in the pattern. When working from the chart, use small amounts of yarn for each area of colour, twisting yarns on wrong side of work to avoid a hole. The yarn has 3 strands and for some areas of colour in chart you will need to split the Light Green and Cream yarns and re-twist together (see abbreviations). Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.