My final version of this pattern is available! Here's the newest blog about it.
Awesome finished blanket! A challenge at first. A FREE download at Lion Brand. Also a project of several on Ravelry.
TIPS: 1) It's helpful to color code the written directions/chart to match colored in st explanations to help the low of reading the pattern while knitting. 2) It helps to use a color key to match up the stitch directions with the written directions (or chart).
Finished blanket size (approx) 26”x29”
Finished weight (approx) 7.4 oz
Worked on size 6 needles.
Lion Brand Pound of Love - White
Yarn use: about 1/2 skein
MY CHANGES: CO 114 for seed st border and a chain edge rather than tulip . In addition to the written pattern each side has an extra 11 sts. Each row begins with slip 1 knitwise (sl1kw) then 10 seed sts and each row ends with 10 seed sts and the last st is purled. This is why I cast on 24 (11x2) more sts than the pattern calls for.
EXTRA DIRECTIONS: CO 114. Knit in seed st pattern (w/ sl 1st kw, purl last) for 14 rows then knit the tree pattern as written within the extra 24 co sts. Purl 1 row (as it states). Continue following the pattern as written then after completing row 50 of the 2nd tree pattern, work 14 rows in seed st. I bound off using EZ’s sewn bind off (2.5 x the width of the blanket would be enough yarn).
FLOWER GARDEN NOTE: on Row 1 it says to increase 1 in the first st. For this I worked my seed st edge then made one purlwise using the right leg of the stitch below the next st on the left needle. Then I purled into the next st (the st above the one I just m1 into... confused?) I then continued with p8, *k1b, p11* ending with k1b, p10 just before the seed st border begins.