Welcome to the nineteenth instalment of your beautiful advent blanket, designed by Rosina Plane.
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Today’s is the final section of the main part of the blanket. After this, we’ll be moving on to the border – so today, you’ll work the Alpine Stitch, the same as you did on Day 10 and then move on to working the border foundation round.
Day 19 – Alpine Stitch
RtrF2d (Raised treble Front 2 down) – RtrF around st 2 rows below.
Standing stitches are made as usual sts beginning with the slip knot on hook.
Row 1 (RS): Join Pear Drops with a standing tr in first st, *1 RtrF2d, 1 tr; rep from * to end. Turn. 117 sts
Row 2 (WS): 1 ch, dc across. Turn.
Row 3 (RS): 1 ch, 1 dc, *1 tr, 1 RtrF2d; rep from * to last 2 sts, 1 tr, 1 dc. Turn.
Row 4 (WS): As Row 2.
Row 5 (RS): 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), *1 RtrF2d, 1 tr; rep from * to end. Turn.
Row 6 (WS): 1 ch, dc across. Do not fasten off. Turn.
Border Foundation Round
With RS facing you, change to a hook size one size larger than you’ve been using for the main part of the blanket and sl st to end of row.
Rotate piece and work approximately 145 sl sts evenly down side edge of blanket, taking care to keep the line of sts nice and straight.
Rotate piece and sl st in each st across bottom of blanket;
Rotate piece and work approximately 145 sl sts evenly up side edge of blanket, again making sure the line of sts is straight.
Fasten off. 524 sts
Note: Don’t worry if your st count is slightly different to mine, as long as the sl sts are evenly placed.
For extra security, knot loose ends together before trimming them to around 3cm.