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Stripe Seven Knit Blanket Pattern

Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Knitting, Patterns

Friends. Please go have babies. My backlog of baby gifts is getting concerning. I’m two blankets away from crossing the line from ‘being prepared’ to ‘stockpiling’.

The destash purge continues, and I knocked out six skeins of some of the oldest yarn in my stash. I might have had to buy 3 more to do this project, but I’m netting out ahead. I actually knit this using Rowan RYX Luxury Cotton yarn, but I’m suggesting Cascade 220 as an alternative for a couple reasons. It’s cheaper, easier to find, and I think it’ll hold up better. The Rowan is very nice and drapey (it has silk in it), but let’s be real – even the most speshul snowflake baby doesn’t need a silk blanket.I just really wanted to use up this yarn.

I am considering doing another version of this blanket doing each stripe a different color. Being seven stripes, it’s begging to be made into a rainbow.

baby blanket pattern





18 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette


  • Main color – 300 grams (3 skeins) Cascasde 220 wool or similar worsted weight yarn (100 grams, 220 yards)
  • Contrast color – 200 grams (2 skeins) Cascade 220 wool
  • Size 8 (5 mm) 32” circular needles
  • Size 8 (5mm) 60″ circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle


  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • YO – Yarn over
  • K2tog – Knit 2 together
  • PM – Place marker
finished knit baby blanket

pretend this is square


Throughout pattern, slip markers as you come to them.

Switch to longer circulars when needed.

This blanket is knit using the magic loop method.

Where indicated on the knit rounds, you’ll move the markers one stitch to the left. This is to keep the corners in the same place.

Repeat the patterns four times per round


With main color, cast on 16 sts using the disappearing loop method. Pull the cable through so you have 8 sts on each needle. This is the most finicky part of the blanket, so if you find a different cast on easier, substitute.

Setup: Knit 4, PM

Main Pattern

Main color: Repeat increase and even round 6 times.

  • Increase round: K1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker
  • Even round: Knit around

Stripes: Attach contrast color.

  • Round 1: K1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker
  • Round 2: Purl all stitches
  • Round 3: Repeat round 1
  • Round 4: K2, *yo, k2tog*
  • Round 5: Repeat round 1
  • Round 6: Purl (On the final repeat, bind off purl-wise)

Attach main color and repeat from the start of main pattern 6 more times, being sure to bind off on the final round.

baby blanket knit stitches

itty bitty holes

Stripe Seven Knit Blanket Pattern, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
August 8th, 2011
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9 Responses to “Stripe Seven Knit Blanket Pattern”

  1. greeno500 Says:

    Great baby blanket. I can’t wait to make it.

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  2. Nana-Karen Haggard Says:

    I’d like to make this as a lap robe for some of my elderly chair-bound friends, but I have a question at the very start! I checked, & didn’t miss something on your abbreviations, so what does PM mean, as in: Setup: Knit 4, PM ?

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  3. Shana Says:

    Place Marker

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  4. SeattleCiclista Says:

    I am sorry, but I don’t understand your directions for the contrasting stripe.
    Stripes: Attach contrast color. Is it:
    Row 1:K1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, repeat to end of row.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Row 3: K1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, K2, *yo, k2tog*, repeat to end of row.
    Row 4: K1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, repeat to end of row.
    Then: Purl (On the final repeat, bind off purl-wise)

    Not sure about this. It doesn’t make sense to me, but that could be all right, too.

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  5. Shana Says:

    I clarified above

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  6. Connie Says:

    “Attach main color and repeat from the start of main pattern 6 more times, being sure to bind off on the final round.”

    Did you mean “fasten off on the final round” because it appears the bind off occurs with the contrasting colour in your picture, not the main colour. I could just be misunderstanding so thought I should ask.

    Love this pattern and can’t wait to give it a go. Thank you for all your lovely patterns!

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  7. Shana Says:

    You are alternating between the main color and contrast color, with the contrast coming second. So, when you’re working the 6th repeat of the contrast color, you bind off on the final round.

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  8. Sara Says:

    For the contrasting color, round 4, I knit 2, *yo, then k2tog* til the end of the round. But I ended up with an odd number of stitches. Should I have knit 2 * yo, k2tog* til each place marker? I apologize if this is only unclear to me. Thanks for your help.

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  9. Shana Says:

    Yes, you’re working the instructions between each marker, which will be 4 times total. Hope that helps.

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