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HOW TO: INTARSIA – BUNNY BABY BLANKET PATTERN

HOW TO: INTARSIA – BUNNY BABY BLANKET PATTERN

Hi there!

I have a NEW blanket knitting pattern cute as a bunny 🙂 With a pompom tail, because any knitting baby project looks lovely with a pompom, right? You can find it in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry Store.

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Is an easy pattern for beginners who want to start knitting projects with more than one color 🙂 It includes abbreviations, and charted and written row-by-row instructions to make this lovely blanket in 2 SIZES: Stroller / Baby Size and Crib size.

For this pattern I use INTARSIA technique to work with different colors. Below, I share with you an explanation of this technique (which I also include in my pattern).

INTARSIA

Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. Unlike other multicolor techniques the yarn is not carried across the back of the work; when a color changes on a given row, the old yarn is left hanging.

  • When you’re switching colors, you’ll need to twist the colors together in the back so that there is no hole. When you arrive at a point where the color changes, you need to bring the new color up underneath the old one (to prevent holes) and start knitting with it.

Pattern file 1      Pattern file 2

WS: Grey color being brought underneath cream color yarn. The next p stitch is knitted in grey.

Pattern file 5

RS seen from back: Cream color being brought underneath grey color yarn. The next stitch will be knitted in cream.

This is how the bunny part of the blanket looks once finished knitting, but BEFORE weaving the ends:

Pattern file 6

It’s super important to close any gap in the fabric when you weave in every yarn end. Otherwise, you could end with a hole like this:

Pattern file 10

I hope all this info helps with your next INTARSIA project.

Have a lovely day, and HAPPY KNITTING!!

Firma 2 transp

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