MANOS DEL URUGUAY
Bloques, a beautiful color-blocked afghan pattern from Manos del Uruguay, is a deceptively simple pattern with a lot of “Wow!” factor. Using one main color and 4 contrasting colors of gloriously soft Manos Maxima, the blanket is constructed by knitting the blocks in two strips then connecting them by picking up stitches to make the vertical panels. There is only one seam in this whole blanket since most of the stitches are picked up!
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: Width: Approx. 54¾”; Length: Approx. 52¾”
Yarn Requirements: Manos del Uruguay MAXIMA (100% merino wool; approx.100g/218 yds), 2 sk each Colors A, B, C and D; 4 sk Color E; shown in #M2175 Shocking (A), #M2426 Stratus (B), #M2349 Oxygen (C), #M2545 Pewter (D), #M2590 Natural (E)
Needle(s): US 6/4mm and US 7/4.5mm 40” circular needle
Gauge: 19 stitches and 29 rows = 4” over Stockinette Stitch with larger needle; 19 stitches and 38 rows = 4” over Garter Stitch with smaller needle
Pattern updated 8/15/13.