This airily delicious blanket, with its swirls of openwork and cable patterning, provides a cozy barrier between you and the cold when fall and winter winds roar. The pattern includes three sizes (lap or baby blanket/throw/coverlet), but is easily adjusted for a longer or wider piece. The simple pattern is very approachable for novices, especially on the larger needles used here, but also engaging and fun for experienced knitters when a quick gift or TV project is called for. Work in a fluffy yarn as shown for a lighter-than-air result; a smoother yarn will offer more depth and stitch definition.
Sample shown is the baby blanket/lap blanket size, knit in Chebris Worsted, color Frappé
Suggested Yarns: Confection Worsted, Targhee Worsted, Kent Worsted, Better Breakfast Worsted, or Chebris Worsted
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
32(45, 66) inches in width and 37(58, 74) inches in length (washed and stretched lightly)
for (lap or baby blanket/throw/coverlet): 780(1600, 3225) yards
14 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unwashed and unblocked)
13 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (washed and dried flat)
16 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches in cable/lace pattern (washed and stretched lightly to block)
Size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needle for hem ribbing (or 1 mm smaller than gauge needle)
cable needle that is a couple sizes smaller than gauge needle