Manos del Uruguay Bloques PDF
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!
Yarn Requirements: Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100% merino wool; 100g/218 yds)
Color A- 2 skeins shown in #M2175 Shocking
Color B- 2 skeins shown in #M2590 Stratus
Color C- 2 skeins shown in #M2349 Oxygen
Color D- 2 skeins shown in #M2545 Pewter
Color E- 4 skeins shown in #M2590 Natural
US 6 (4mm) 40" circular needle
US 7 (4.5mm) 40” circular needle
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with larger needle
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4” over garter stitch with smaller needle
Pattern updated 8/15/13.