Knitted Bold and Bright Lapghan Blanket

Experience the cozy comfort of the Knitted Bold and Bright Lapghan Blanket. This exquisite piece of craftsmanship is designed to bring warmth and style to any living space. The intricate knitting pattern showcases a bold and vibrant color palette, making it a standout addition to your home decor. Whether you drape it over your favorite armchair or snuggle up with it on a chilly evening, this lapghan blanket is sure to become your go-to companion for relaxation and comfort.  Whether you're curling up with a good book or enjoying a movie night, this lapghan blanket will envelop you in its warmth and provide a cozy haven for relaxation. Its generous size ensures that you can fully immerse yourself in its plushness, creating a truly indulgent experience.

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row). One Square measures about 10 x 10” (25.5 x 25.5 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size Lapghan measures 40 x 40” (101.5 x 101.5 cm) before edging; 42 x 42” (106.5 x 106.5 cm) with edging.

Materials List

  • RED HEART Team Spirit [5 oz (141g)/244 yd (223 m)] 964 Burgundy/Gold - 5 Skeins
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] 32” (80 cm) circular needle
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Notes

  • Lapghan is made from 16 Squares.
  • Squares are arranged as shown in photo and sewn together.
  • Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches needed to work edging. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.
  • Edging is worked across each side edge of assembled Lapghan and corners of edging are sewn together.

Square (make 16)

Cast on 38 sts.
Work in Garter st (knit every row) until piece measures about 10” (25.5 cm) from beginning.
Bind off.

Finishing

Arrange squares into 4 rows of 4 squares, alternating vertical and horizontal striping as shown in photo, and sew squares together.

Lapghan Edging

With right side facing, pick up and k146 sts evenly spaced across one side edge.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit.
Row 2 (increase row): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—148 sts.
Rows 4–10: Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times—156 sts.

Bind off. Repeat across all sides.
Sew mitered corners together. Weave in ends.

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