This simple, elegant blanket design in four sizes (baby square/lap or crib blanket/med throw/lg throw) showcases a beautiful artisan yarn by contrasting a luscious cabled detail against a sleek stockinette background. This piece knits up super fast on larger needles; without a lot of fussy details, it is the perfect vehicle for handspun or slubby yarns, special fibers, or learning to cable. Snuggle in to knit one while the snow flies and tuck it away for a timeless family gift that will be greatly admired and appreciated.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and density.
Bare Naked Wools Kent Worsted
or Confection Worsted
, Snow Leopard Trust Handspun Mongolian Camel, Briar Rose Fibers Sonoma, Quince and Co. Osprey, madelinetosh tosh chunky, Lobster Pot Yarns Baby Camel, Shilasdair handspun baby camel, Natural Fantasy Baby Camel, Green Mountain Spinnery Green Mountain Green, Mirasol Yarn Miski, or any worsted/aran weight yarn with 190 to 220 yards per 4 ounces that knits to pattern gauge.Finished Size:
32(32, 45, 52) inches wide and 32(36, 56, 68) inches in length (blocked)Yarn Requirements:
750(800, 2000, 3000) yardsGauge:
14 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (washed and laid flat to dry)Needles:
size 10US (6.0 mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 8US (5.0 mm) for hems (or two sizes smaller than body needle)