NORTHERN LIGHTS BANKET
UK TERMS
5mm hook

Double Strand blanket, a fabulous mix of the new James C Brett, Northern Lights in col. NL3 and 4 shade of WYS Sock yarn.
A Subtly, colourful, textured blanket made in large, close 'v' stitch triangles. Joined together they will make a lap blanket almost but not quite square 





Work a strand of each yarn tog. as one yarn, with 5mm hook


MAKE 8 TRIANGLES
WORKING Northern Lights yarn and sock yarn as one yarn
 Col. 1: Northern Lights + Blue Lagoon WYS sock yarn x4 triangles, 
Col. 2: Northern lights + 2 Sherbet Fizz WYS sock yarn triangles, 
Col. 3: Northern Lights + 1 Tequila Sunrise WYS Sock yarn triangle,
Col. 4: Northern Lights + 1 Rum Paradise WYS Sock yarn triangle, 
Match each of the Blue triangles with one of these other cols.

All joining is done with the Northern Lights and the WYS Tequila Sunrise col. 3, the chain stitch rows of the block stitch are also done with this col.3 Tequila Sunrise

The Blocks of the block stitch border are Northern lights and the WYS Rum Paradise col. 4

The finishing round of fans and Bow stitch are a mix of Northern Lights and the WYS Sherbet Fizz col. 2.



TRIANGLE PATTERN
UK TEMS
NOTES: 'Close V st', is 2dc with no ch st, between and is worked between the 2tr, not into the stitches.
 An increase of one 'close v st', on each row, will give an almost right angle triangle. 
Be careful of mistaking the spaces between the 'close v st', as 'v' sts.
After the first few rows this will be easier  to see and only a possible problem in the first 2 close 'v' sts, as they are in the same st.

ROW 1: ch3, 3tr, into 3rd st from hook. [2cv, sts]
ROW 2: ch3, turn, tr, into first sp, [first 'cv' st], miss the next sp, [don't mistake this for the next 'cv' st], 4tr, into last sp. [3cv, sts]

ROW 3: ch3, turn, tr, into first cv st, 2tr, [cv], into next cv, 4tr, [2cv], into last cv. [3cv, sts]

ROW 4: ch3, turn, tr, in first sp, [cv], 2tr, [cv], into next cv, st, 2tr, [cv], into next cv, st, 4tr,  [2cv], into last cv.

ROW 5 - 27: ch3, turn and repeat 1cv, in each cv, with 2cv, in last cv, giving you the one cv increase per row.

Final Row will have 28cv, stitches


Lay the triangles out, one blue triangle with each of the other cols. as diagram



JOINING STITCH
ALL TRIANGLES ARE JOINED WITH CH3 LOOPS USING THE 2ND CH ST AS A SL ST TO JOIN THE THE MATCHING LOOP
UK Terms
dc, ch3 loops.
Join as diagram, 4 blue mix triangles with 2 rainbow triangles and 1 each of orange and pastel  

Add the joining st, all around the first triangle before joining the next triangle.

1st. TRIANGLE: Att. Col. 3, in a corner sp, with a dc, ch3, dc, in same corner sp, ch3, dc, in next sp, repeat for all sides, sl st to complete. Cut and weave in ends.
2nd - 8th TRIANGLE: att. Col. 3, in a corner sp, dc, ch3, dc, in corner sp, complete the first side and then join 2nd triangle to the 1st triangle at the second corner, dc in corner, ch1, replacing the 2nd ch st, with a sl st into the first triangle, ch1, dc, into same corner sp, ch1, sl st, into next ch3 sp, ch1, dc, into next sp, repeat to next corner sp, cont. as first triangle to end.


Join all triangles together as above.




BORDER STITCH
UK TERMS
Sharp points above
flatter side points

The blanket is not quite a square but a slight diamond shape, and there are 2 x 2 different angled points, 2 sharp and 2 flatter, 4 sides with joins

A 5 row border ch2, loops and  Blocks of 2tr.

ROUND 1: Att. Col. 4, at a any sharp point, 2tr, ch3, 2tr, in corner sp, 2tr, in each ch3, side sp, including the joining st sp. Continue to the flatter point, 2tr, in last ch3 sp, ch3, 2tr, in next ch3, sp, cont. to do 2tr, in each ch3, sp, to the next sharp point, repeat to end, sl st, to complete.
 [56 blocks each side]

ROUND 2: Att. Col. 3, in a ch3, at sharp point, dc, ch3, dc, in same ch3 sp, ch2, dc, in next sp, ch2, dc, in next sp, repeat to end dc, ch3, dc, in same sp, for all 4 corners. 
Sl st, to complete cut and weave in ends. [57 x ch2, loops, each side]

ROUND 3: Att. Col. 4, Repeat 2tr, ch3, 2tr, in the corners, 2tr, in each side sp. 
[58 blocks each side]

ROUND 4: Att. Col 3, Repeat round 2, dc, ch3, dc, in corners and dc, ch2, for each side sp. sl st, to complete.  [59 x ch2 sp, each side]

ROUND 5: Att. Col 4, Repeat round 3, 2tr,, ch3, 2tr, in corners,  2tr, in each side sp. 
[60 Blocks each side]



FINISHING DECORTIVE FANS/BOW STITCH
UK TERMS
ROUND 1: Att. Col. 2, in any corner, 3tr, ch3, 3tr, in corner sp, *ch5, miss 2sp, 2tr, ch2, 2tr, in every 3rd side sp, repeat from * for each side, repeat corner and side sts, for all 4 sides of blanket, sl st, to complete. 
[Each side:19Fans, 4 double Fans for corners, first row of 20 Bow St.] 

ROUND 2: Cont. in Col. 2, 3tr, ch3, 3tr, in corner fan, tr, in next 3 sts, ch4, move to next fan, tr, in next 3sts, ch2, tr, in next 3sts, ch4, move to next fan, repeat to end,  sl st, to complete. [19Fans, 4 double Fans for corners, 2nd row of 20 Bow St.] 

ROUND 3: Cont. in Col 2, 3tr, ch3, 3tr, in corner fan sp, dc, in next 6sts, complete bow st, ch2, dc, over the ch4 and ch5, to make a bow stitch, tr, in next 3sts, ch2, tr in next 3sts, complete the next bow st, repeat to end, sl st to complete. 
[19Fans, 4 double Fans for corners, 20 Bow St.]

UK TERMS
DECORATIVE ROW OF FLOWERS
Round 1: Finger wrap of 10 wraps, [for extra padding to centres], carefully slide off finger hold securely
Round 2: 14dc into wrap, sl st to complete.

Round 3: Att. any second col. ch3, 2dtr, ch3, sl st, into same st, sl st into next st, repeat for all 7 petals. 
Leave a long and to stitch to the blanket.

TO FINISH
Carefully sew a row of the flowers to the blanket at the edge of the main body.