Blanket 09: Mermaid Scales

Scale Blanket Pattern. Just Knit and Purl sts. Used Kartopu Melange Wool Tweed yarn (6 balls). Approx: 38”x 45”.
Needles: US 9 - 5.5 mm.
Yarn: Kartopu Melange Wool Tweed, 6 skeins (100g/170m).
Finished Measurements: Approx. 38”x 45”. Additional repeats of the pattern can be added in both length and width to change the final dimensions.

St (sts): stitch (stitches).
K: knit.
P: purl.

Knitting Unlimited Blanket 09: Scale Knit Purl is a free pattern for a baby blanket.

Cast on 154 sts. (Multiple of 16 sts plus 10)
Knit 8 rows in Seed st.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (k5, p6, k5) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 2 (WS): (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (p4, k8, p4) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Row 3: (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (k3, p10, k3) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 4: (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (p2, k4, p4, k4, p2) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Row 5: (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (k2, p3, k6, p3, k2) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 6: (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (p2, k2, p8, k2, p2) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Row 7: (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (k2, p1, k10, p1, k2) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 8: (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (k3, p10, k3) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Row 9: (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (p4, k8, p4) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 10: (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (k5, p6, k5) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Row 11: (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (k2, p4, k4, p4, k2) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 12: (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (p3, k3, p4, k3, p3) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Row 13: (K1, p1) ×2, k1, (k4, p2, k4, p2, k4) ×9, (p1, k1) ×2, p1.
Row 14: (P1, k1) ×2, p1, (p5, k1, p4, k1, p5) ×9, (k1, p1) ×2, k1.
Repeat rows 1-14.
Then knit 8 rows in Seed st.
Bind off loosely, weave in ends.
Scale Blanket Knitting Pattern, Knit Purl Baby Blanket Pattern. Simple knit and purl texture. Full instructions available at KnittingUnlimited.
Scale Knit Purl Blanket Pattern

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