Plain 9″ Blanket Square
Yarn: Plymouth Encore (Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage; 200 yards (183 meters),
Unit weigh; 100 grams (3.53 ounces), Fiber Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
or Cascade 220 (Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage; 220 yards (201 meters), Unit weigh; 100 grams (3.53 ounces), Fibers; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.)
One ball or hank of either yarn will make at least 2 squares.
Needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular and a set of double points. Use a needle size that will get gauge.
Notions: St markers, yarn needle
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St st.
Cast on 152 stitches, placing a marker every 38 stitches, 4 sections each with 38 stitches. Place a marker for the beginning and join for working in the round.
Round 1 and all odd numbered rounds: SSK, knit to 2 stitches before marker, knit 2 together. Repeat 3 more times.
Round 2 and 4: Purl all stitches.
Round 6 to end: Start working stockinette instead of garter stitch until there are only 8 stitches total left. Cut yarn, leaving a 6″tail, thread yarn onto yarn needle and through remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in all ends.