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