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Wheelchair Blanket

Bulky machine

Worsted weight yarn, about 20 oz.

Tension 8

4 sts & 6 rows per inch

Pat Tittizer, pat@tittizer.us

09/08/07

Pocket:

RC 0. Pull out 20-20 needles, then push back needles #19 on each side.

E-wrap over these needles.

Knit 6 rows.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work.

Knit 6 rows.

Hang hem.

Knit to row 70. Take off on waste yarn.

Center panel:

RC 0. Pull out 20-20 needles, then push back needles #19 on each side.

E-wrap over these needles.

Knit 10 rows.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Hang hem.

Knit to row 100. Take off on waste yarn. Hang pocket with RIGHT side facing. Do not hang the edge stitches. Re-hang center panel with wrong side facing.

Knit to row 166. Hang a marker thread on each edge stitch.

Knit to row 208.

Set part buttons. Pull out every other needle in center section and all edge needles. Knit 1 row. Pull out opposite needles and all edge needles. Knit 1 row. Part buttons off.

Knit 10 rows.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Leaving end stitches loose, bind off center panel.

Left panel:

RC 0. Pull out 19-20 needles, then push back needle #19 on right side.

E-wrap over these needles.

Knit 10 rows. Carriage on the left.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

On left side, transfer needle #19 to #20. Pull out needles 21-24, 26, 28-32, 34. E-wrap over these needles.

Hang hem.

Knit to row 208. Carriage on the left.

Set part buttons. Pull out every other needle in center section and all edge needles. Knit 1 row. Pull out opposite needles and all edge needles. Knit 1 row. Part buttons off.

Leaving needles 34 and 26 loose, cast off needles 21-24 and 28-31.

Move needle #20 to #19 and mark stitch.

Knit 10 rows.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Leaving end stitches loose, bind off center panel.

Right panel:

RC 0. Pull out 20-19 needles, then push back needle #19 on left side.

E-wrap over these needles.

Knit 10 rows. Carriage on the right.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

On right side, transfer needle #19 to #20. Pull out needles 21-24, 26, 28-32, 34. E-wrap over these needles.

Hang hem.

Knit to row 208. Carriage on the right.

Set part buttons. Pull out every other needle in center section and all edge needles. Knit 1 row. Pull out opposite needles and all edge needles. Knit 1 row. Part buttons off.

Leaving needles 34 and 26 loose, cast off needles 21-24 and 28-32.

Move needle #20 to #19 and mark stitch.

Knit 10 rows. Carriage on the right.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Leaving end stitches loose, bind off center panel.

Finishing:

Sides (right and left panels):

Fold over edges at needle #26. Unravel the stitch at needle #26 and latch 2 threads down the edge. Temporarily secure at the end by tying a waste thread through the last loop.

Slowly unravel the edge stitch. Use a crochet hook to seam the sides as follows. From the top, reach down through the first bar at the marked stitch (needle #19) and pull up a loop. Move the crochet hook to the next bar, reach down and pull up the same loop again. Repeat down the edge, using one loop for each 2 bars. Temporarily secure at the end.

Finish the corners by sewing the bottom hem to the side hem. On the bottom corners, make sure you catch the 2 latched loops securely.

Joining panels:

Unravel the edge stitches. Starting at the picot fold, latch 2 threads on each side.

When you reach the marked row, carefully unravel the pocket edge threads from the bottom of the pocket. Run a waste cord through the unraveled pocket stitches to keep them from Ďdisappearingí.

Now continue latching the panels together, adding 2 threads from the pocket when picking up the threads from the center.

At the bottom, secure the end of the latching and weave in all tails.

Blanket with pointed ends.

Pointed left panel:

RC 0. Pull out 2 needles on the left side and 20 needles on the right side of 0, then push back needle #19 & E-wrap these needles.

Knit 10 rows. Carriage on the left.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

On left side, transfer needle #2 to #3. Pull out needles 4-7, 9, 11-15, 17. E-wrap over these needles.

Hang hem.

Knit 5 rows.

Move left needles #1 to 17 one needle to the left. Fill in needle #1 by picking up the heel of the stitch.

Knit 4 rows. Move needles #2 to 18 and fill in needle #2.

Knit 4 rows. Move needles as above.

Continue until needle #34 is filled. Then finish as in left panel instructions above.

Pointed right panel:

RC 0. Pull out 20 needles on the left side and 2 needles on the right side of 0, then push back needle #19 & E-wrap these needles.

Knit 10 rows. Carriage on the right.

Transfer center stitches to every other needle, leaving the needles in work. Donít move or double up the edge stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

On right side, transfer needle #2 to #3. Pull out needles 4-7, 9, 11-15, 17. E-wrap over these needles.

Hang hem.

Knit 5 rows.

Move right needles #1 to 17 one needle to the right. Fill in needle #1 by picking up the heel of the stitch.

Knit 4 rows. Move needles #2 to 18 and fill in needle #2.

Knit 4 rows. Move needles as above.

Continue until needle #34 is filled. Then finish as in left panel instructions above.