The completed blanket is now at the studio drying the rest of the way. It is so colorful and so very soft. I think this is my favorite superwash worsted yarn because of the loft of this yarn…it gives the pieces made from it an unexpected and wonderful cushiness — HiKoo Simpliworsted.

The next square is an easy lace pattern that is related to the basket weave stitch — a perennial favorite. The only new abbreviation you need to know is:

SK2P = slip one stitch, k two sts together, pass the slipped st over the k2tog (and off the needle) — leaving one stitch where before there were three. This is a Double Decrease.

Dewdrop Blanket Square
Cast on 51 sts and seed 5 (or 6) rows.

Row 1(RS): seed 4, p2, [k3, p3] X 6, end p2, seed 4.
Row 2(WS): seed 4, k2, [p3, k3] X 6, end p3, k2, seed 4.
Row 3: seed 4, k2, [yo, sk2p, yo, k3] X 6, end yo, sk2p, yo, k2, seed 4.
Row 4: seed 4, p2, [k3, p3] X 6, end k3, p2, seed 4.
Row 5: seed 4, k2, [p3, k3] X 6, end p3, k2, seed 4.
Row 6: seed 4, p2, [k3, p3] X 6, end k3, p2, seed 4.
Row 7: seed 4, k2tog, [yo, k3, yo, sk2p] X 6, end yo, k3, yo, ssk, seed 4.
Row 8: seed 4, k2, [p3, k3] X 6, end p3, k2, seed 4.

Complete rows 1 – 8 seven times, seed five rows and bind off loosely in seed.

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