The blanket is knit flat back and forth using intarsia. Intarsia is a way to knit bigger sections in a contrasting colour in a single colour background. This is what creates the HARLEKIN blanket.
You only knit with one colour at a time. At the colour changes, the colours are twisted around each other to avoid gaps in the finished work. Every colour uses 1 skein in the appropriate colour. The colour changes are executed by placing the colour you come from above the new colour – this is done on both the right side (RS) and the wrong side (WS) of the work. See the photo tutorial opposite.
TIP! Rather than using the full skein for all 9 colours, you can wind small balls of approximately 7 g.
By knitting intarsia you avoid the long floats on the wrong side that you would get by knitting the same motif in stranded knitting (see a picture of the back of the blanket on the last page).
Width: 11 cm including the crochet border. Without the border the width is 110 cm.
Length: 150 cm including the crochet border. Without the border the length is 144 cm.
Yarn: Økologisk Hverdagsuld (Ecological Everyday wool) from CaMaRose.dk
Required yardage: A total of 19 skeins divided on the following colours:
Colour 1 (main colour): 8 skeins. The sample uses Kit (06).
Colour 2 – 9 (rhombus): 9 skeins in 9 different colours. The sample uses the following colours: colour 2: Blågrøn (28), colour 3: Mørk okker (37), colour 4: Mintblå (50), colour 5: Mellemgrå (07), colour 6: Mintgrøn (27), colour 7: Lys sennep (39), colour 8: Koral (15), colour 9: Mørk sennep (40), and colour 10: Pudder (13).
Colour 11 (edge): 2 skeins for the edge. The sample uses Sølvgrå (08).
Suggested needles and crochet hook: Circular needle size 4 mm (100 cm) and crochet hook size 4 mm.
Gauge in knitting: 18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Crochet tension: Approximately 18 dc = 10 cm.
General note: First and last st are edge sts and are worked as k1 on all rows!