Friday, September 10, 2010

Diagonal Garter Stitch Blanket

Although I was undecided about this yarn at first, I finally chose to create this diagonal garter stitch blanket pattern and was fairly satisfied with the result. If you're looking for a really easy pattern that you can have a glass of wine and watch TV while you work, this is the blanket for you.

I used the pattern from the Lion Brand website here.

I used larger needles, at US 10.5, and only had 4 balls of yarn total. It's easy to make this bigger or smaller... once you get halfway through your yarn, make sure you have a multiple of 4 stitches on the needles (I think) and start the decrease row till the end.

The pattern is as follows:
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row.
Rep last row until you have 144 sts on needle.
Next (decrease) row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off.
Weave in ends.


  1. For some reason, mine came out lopsided. Any ideas why?

    1. When you turn your work and knit the first stitch, make sure its right. My first 2 diagonal knit washcloths turned into kite shapes! Lol

  2. this is beautiful..I knit lots of these for charity..simple, easy and beautiful..

  3. Where does the increase come from? The yarn over is part of the border, correct?

  4. Love the pattern

  5. What does the abv yo stand for. I have never read a knitting pattern. Would like to try this.

    1. Check out you tube clips. (Simple dish cloth knitting on the diagonal) these clips show you how.

  6. Yo yarn over needle