A beautifully rustic combination of textures embellish this cuddly wrap or blanket in three sizes (wrap/S/M/L blanket) to knit for boat, cabin, or home. Better yet, the ribbed cables and mix of knit/purl textured blocks offer an equally appealing fabric on the wrong side. Worked in one piece, using lofty DK weight yarn on larger needles, this wrap or blanket is light, yet warm and the pattern includes a size for every member of the family. This project is an excellent choice for a newer knitter who is ready to tackle something bigger and experienced knitters will appreciate its engaging, but easily memorized variety.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, Confection Sport, or Ghillie DK/sport, Mountain Meadow Wool Jackson, Elsa Wool Woolen-Spun Sport Weight Cormo, Briar Rose Fibers Charity or Fourth of July, or any lofty DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 23(32, 42, 54) inches wide and 72(36, 60, 72) inches long (washed and blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 1800(1150, 2550, 3950) yards
17 sts and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unwashed)
18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in knit/purl texture pattern on larger needles (washed and laid flat to dry)
size 9US (5.5 mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 7US (4.5 mm) for rolled hems (or 1 mm smaller than body needle)