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Rich texture with a little openwork sets a distinctive tone for a blanket in multiple sizes (S/M/L). This eye-catching design will appeal to men and women alike; the smallest size makes a great lap blanket or baby gift. Worked in an intermediate stitch pattern that is soothingly repetitive but never boring, this project is an excellent choice for a first attempt at openwork; it is also portable and easily memorized for knitters on the go. In any version, this design works up beautifully in a naturally squishy, airy fiber—the perfect thing for a few skeins of specialty farm yarn.

Shown here in Bare Naked Wools Friesian DK, color Milkshake

Suggested Yarns:

Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, or Ghillie Sport/DK, or any lofty DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size. 

Finished Size: 

32(42, 56) inches wide and 36(56, 68) inches in length (washed and blocked lightly)

Yarn Requirements: 

900(1825, 2950) yards


18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (washed and air-dried)

size 8US (5.0 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 7US (4.5 mm) needle for hem ribbing (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)