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 treasured gift that will be greatly admired and appreciated.
Suggested Yarns: Kent Worsted
, Confection Worsted
, Better Breakfast Worsted
, Targhee Tango Worsted
, Chebris Worsted
, or any worsted/aran weight yarn with 190 to 220 yards per 4 ounces that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
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)