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Encore 8-Hour Baby Blanket...Revisited

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Plymouth Book 636 Encore 8-Hour Baby Blanket...Revisited - a collection of 14 afghan designs by JoAnne Turcotte for babies of any age.  All designs blossoming from the original 8 hour baby blanket, each using 4 100gram balls of Plymouth Encore worsted weight yarn held double stranded and a 24" size US 13 needle. Fast, soft, beautiful and fun to make!

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EBB14 Thin Stripes 4 Color Baby Blanket - more colors to play with and endless possible color effects! This four color version of the two color EBB04 Thin Stripes Baby Blanket features stockinette stitch bands of color punctuated with garter stitch rows and edging.  Fast, easy and delightful.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn; all 4 balls of yarn will need to be divided into 2 balls or worked from both inside and outside of the ball at the same time.

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted (1 ball each of 4 colors)

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Worsted 0208 White double stranded alternating with 0054 Christmas Breen double stranded alternating with 0133 Royal double stranded alternating with 1384 Bright Purple double stranded
  • Encore Worsted 0208 White double stranded alternating with 1382 Bright Yellow double stranded alternating with 1383 Bright Orange double stranded alternating with 1386 Christmas Red double stranded

EBB13 Pinwheel Baby Blanket - fun to knit, this 22 row repeat pattern produces a whimsical blanket covered with pinwheels!

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 9601 Regal Red double stranded

EBB12 Diagonal Texture Baby Blanket - an interesting pattern that creates textured diagonal shadows.  This blanket is offered in 3 sizes and is suitable for all ages.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32", 32" x 36" or 36" x 42"

Materials: 4, 6 or 8 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 1033 Medium Lavender double stranded

EBB11 Feather & Fan Baby Blanket - this classic feather & fan openwork pattern is a delightful 4 row pattern repeat knit and can be feminine or rustic depending on the color(s) your choose.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 1201 Pale Green double stranded

EBB10 Patterned Squares Blanket - simple patterned squares emerge in this 14 row repeat design to please the eye and warm the snuggler.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 0218 Champagne double stranded

EBB09 Beautiful Texture Baby Blanket - featured on the pattern book cover, this rich looking 4 row repeat blanket is easy and fun to make.  Great in a solid color, try using 2 balls each of 2 colors holding 1 strand of each color together for a striking effect. Pattern instructions include 3 different sizes for you knitting pleasure.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32", 34" x 38" or 40" x 46"

Materials: 4, 6 or 8 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 1201 Pale Green double stranded

EBB08 Broken Rib Baby Blanket - one of the fastest to make with its simple two row pattern stitch, this blanket works up equally well in a double stranded solid or with two different colors held together.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Worsted 0517 Denim Blue double stranded
  • Encore Worsted 9625 Blue Marl double stranded

EBB07 Eyelet and Garter Baby Blanket - bands of stockinette stitch alternating with garter stitch bordered eyelets work together to make this easy blanket in Encore Worsted.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 0133 Royal double stranded

EBB06 Seed Stitch Squares Baby Blanket - another simple snuggly design featuring seed stitch bordered stockinette squares in Encore Worsted.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Colorspun 7117 Nursery Time Print double stranded
  • Encore Worsted 0235 Miami Aqua double stranded

EBB05 Simple Texture Baby Blanket - with flowing vertical lines created by working a simple 2 row pattern stitch, this cozy blanket is striking yet simple enough for the knitter who is just moving beyong stockinette stitch.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Worsted 0215 Yellow double stranded
  • Encore Colorspun 7333 Cancun Drift and 0146 Winter White held together

 

EBB04 Thin Stripes Baby Blanket - a simple two color stripe design worked in stockinette stitch punctuated with garter stitch rows and edging. Fast and easy, your color choices dictate the mood and tone of the blanket.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo:

  • Encore Worsted 1386 Red double stranded alternating with 0208 White double stranded

EBB03 Drifting Stripes Baby Blanket - the yarn does all of the work in this easy to knit stockinette stitch blanket with garter stitch borders that looks more much more complex to knit than it is.  The soft drifting stripes are created by simply changing 1 color strand of yarn at a time in your double strand as you knit.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Worsted 0208 Pink and 0449 Pink held together
  • Encore Worsted 0793 Light Blue and 4045 Serenity Blue held together

EBB02 Building Blocks Blanket - classic large stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch blocks grace this inviting blanket.  A great project for both beginners learning to read their stitches as well as seasoned knitters wanting a simple, fast and comforting knit.

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Worsted 0449 Pink double stranded
  • Encore Colorspun 7133 Nursery Print double stranded

EBB01 The Original 8-Hour Baby Blanket - first published in 2000 this basic blanket has been made in the thousands! The easy stitch pattern is ideal for beginners and is a fast way for a knitter of any skill to whip up a cuddly, soft baby blanket or lap blanket for any age.  

Pattern Notes: pattern is worked in a double stranded worsted weight yarn

Finished Size: approx 28" x 32"

Materials: 4 100g balls of Encore Worsted

Needles: US 13 - 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain a gauge

Gauge: approx 2.5 stitches = 1" over pattern using double strand of yarn

Plymouth Encore colors used in project photo left to right:

  • Encore Colorspun 7514 Blue/Green and Encore Worsted 1201 Pale Green held together
  • Encore Colorspun 7117 Nursery Time double stranded
  • Encore Colorspun 7333 Cancun Drift and Encore Worsted 0146 Winter White held together
  • Encore Colorspun 7517 Razzle Print and Encore 0208 White held together

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