In Stockinette stitch, 16 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10 cm
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches; work back and forth in rows.
Edgings are worked at the same time as the blanket.
Using A, CO 8 sts, place marker, CO 141 sts, place marker, CO 8 sts - 157 sts.
Rows 1-8: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 9: (K1, p1) 4 times, knit across to next marker, (p1, k1) 4 times.
Row 10: (K1, p1) 4 times, purl across to next marker, (p1, k1) 4 times.
Repeat Rows 9 and 10 until blanket measures 38.5”/98cm.
Repeat Rows 1-8.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Truck is worked in garter stitch.
Using B, co 45 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) for 18 rows.
Next row: BO 9 sts, knit rem sts - 36 sts.
Work in garter st for 36 rows.
Using C, CO 27 sts.
Work in garter st for 54 rows.
Using D, CO 9 sts.
Work in garter st for 18 rows.
Truck Wheels (make 2 I-cords)
Using D and dpns, CO 3 sts. *Do not turn work. Slide sts to right end of needle, knit across; rep from * until cord measures 7”/18 cm. BO. Sew CO end to BO end to make a circle.
Position window, bucket and wheels on top of truck body; sew in place. Place entire truck on blanket. Sew in place, leaving top edge of bucket open to make a pocket.