Woo hoo – fall knitting season is finally here (at least it is in my world)! Last year I created a “Fall Collection” (see last year’s collection here) and had so much fun with it that I’ve decided to do the same thing this year. It sounds so official and fancy, but really it’s just a bunch of simple knit and crochet patterns that I think are fun and beautiful for the season. Sooo, introducing the second pattern of this year’s “Cabin Fever” collection! (You might remember the crocheted poncho pattern here that I released early a couple of weeks ago) I’m planning several cozy, comfy knit and crochet projects perfect for lazy days at home, outside or even at the cabin that I’ll be sharing over the next several weeks. 😉 I figured a super chunky, cozy and EASY knit blanket pattern would be a good one to start with. You’ll also see that you can make it in two different sizes, either a lapghan size or a throw blanket size. Hopefully you can get a jump start on it if you’ve got Christmas gifts in mind. (I know, don’t talk about Christmas YET right?!)
What I love about this knit blanket pattern is that it’s simple, but it’s unique because it uses the Andalusian stitch which you just don’t see every day. It also uses super bulky yarn which is my all time favorite so it works up fairly quickly and has lovely loft and warmth. The subtle striping is modern yet not so bold as to take the stage over the texture. It’s a classic style and the colors create an heirloom quality piece, yet it’s still perfect for everyday use. Kit available for PURCHASE HERE!
Like with so many of my projects, if you can knit and purl, you can do this. You do need to be really comfortable with the seed stitch. Baby beginners can get a little tripped up with that stitch, so just be sure you have it down. It’s not hard, it just takes a little practice. So, is this a beginner knit blanket? Yes. Should it be your first knitting project ever? Probably not unless you’re some incredible knitting genius. 😉 (Here’s a total beginner knit blanket that I made a while back if you want something even easier “Native Stripes Knit Blanket HERE“.) But if you have knit a few things, or you just want a pretty and easy knit, this is a good one!
Would you choose different colors if you were to make this? What I like about these colors is that they go with everything and are pretty much timeless. I grew up cuddling a mustard yellow and dark brown crochet blanket that was probably made in the early 80’s. It was cool at the time but probably wouldn’t fly in my living room today. This knit blanket doesn’t have any super trendy stitching or wild colors that could link it back to a certain decade. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t make this blanket your own! I chose my colors, now you choose what you like. Many of you have inspired me by taking these patterns and creating true beauties with bright and striking colors!
You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free PDF version from my Etsy shop here.
It works up pretty quick on large needles and with the super bulky Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn!
This timeless knit blanket goes with any home décor and is easily customized with your favorite colors. The super bulky yarn and large knitting needles make it a fairly quick knit and the chunky wool blend yarn makes it a cozy and beautiful home accent. Easy stitches create lofty textures and the play on stockinette stitch adds a unique and unexpected beauty to the blanket. Make this in the lapghan size to easily toss over your legs on a cool night or make the full size throw blanket. The lapghan size also doubles as a stunning baby blanket.
Approximately 39” inches X 39” inches
Approximately 52” X 57” inches
Skills & Abbreviations:
co – cast on
You must know how to work the seed stitch to make this pattern. At times the pattern will simply instruct you to work the seed stitch on the 6 stitch border without indicating specific stitches. To knit the seed stitch you simply knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.
Just over 2 stitches per inch and just over 3 ½ rows per inch
This pattern uses the seed stitch and the andalusian stitch (a variation of stockinette). By making simple color changes, you will create the modern striping. A seed stitch border is worked on the sides. This stitch count is important to make the pattern work correctly so ensure that you have the correct amount of stitches on your needle and place stitch markers where necessary.
You will need:
3 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Fisherman
3 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Wheat (Pattern uses approx. 907 g total of yarn)
US Size 15 (10 mm), 36” inch Circular Knitting Needles
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Throw Blanket Size:
6 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman
5 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Wheat (Pattern uses approx.1,767 g total of yarn)
Tapestry needles to weave in ends
Heirloom Knit Blanket Pattern
With Fisherman, CO 79 stitches (lapghan size), 105 (throw blanket size)
Seed Stitch Section:
Row 1 K1, p1 to end of row
Row 2 Repeat row 1 (knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches to end of row)
Repeat this pattern, working the seed stitch for 14 rows total
After you complete 14 rows you will change colors and work the Andalusian Stitch pattern
Andalusian Stitch Section: (including seed stitch border)
Change color to Wheat
Row 1 Work seed stitch for first 6 stitches (place stitch marker), then knit across row to last 6 stitches (place another stitch marker), work seed stitch for last six stitches (For lapghan size, there are 67 stitches of Andalusion Stitch with 6 stitches of Seed Stitch on either side)
Row 2 Work seed stitch for first 6 stitches, purl across to last 6 stitches, work seed stitch in last six stitches
Row 3 Work seed stitch for first 6 stitches, then k1,p1 across the row to last six stitches, work seed stitch in last six stitches.
Row 4 Work seed stitch for first 6 stitches, purl across row to last 6 stitches, work seed stitch in last 6 stitches
Repeat rows 1-4, 4 times total to complete this section
Once this Andalusian Stitch Section is complete, repeat the Seed Stitch Section.
You will now repeat these two sections, the Seed Stitch Section followed by the Andalusian Stitch Section, for the remainder of the blanket. Cast off after you complete the 5th seed stitch stripe section for the lapghan size, and the 7th seed stitch stripe section for the throw blanket. Weave in those ends! (You will have a total of 5 seed stitch sections and 4 andalusian sections in the completed lapghan blanket and 7 seed stitch sections with 6 andalusion stitch stripes for the throw blanket)
And don’t forget that this is the FIRST of several patterns that I hope to share with you in the coming weeks from my fall collection. How fun! You can follow me on Facebook here or sign up for my newsletter (below) to find out when I share new patterns.
Happiest knitting to you my friend! Let me know what you think of the blanket or if you plan to make one. 🙂
OH! Lately, I often receive requests to make my knit patterns into crochet and my crochet patterns into knit. If you like this, but you crochet, you might like one of these:
Girl!!!! My to do list is getting longer! your patterns are simply the best…Easy and the yarn is readily available and you simplify the whole process. I cannot wait to do this! Thanks so very much! XOXO
Aww, you’re sweet Denise! You’re welcome of course. And, oh those darn to do lists, they just keep growing, don’t they?!
Jepeu tu tricoter cette très jolie couverte avec la laine Bernat Softee Baby et aig. No 5?
It should be a Super Bulky 6
Sarah Pauhl says
Gorgeous!! Another beautiful piece Jessica! I have been working on an blanket pattern similar to this all summer. Striped with Osbidian & Oatmeal. Hoping to complete it soon and get it ready for everyone! Great minds think alike.
Thank you! You and I have very similar taste in color, don’t we?! I’ve got a black and tan blanket in the works too!
Susan Peterson says
HI Jessica, Always love everything you do. I’m 74 and have knitted and crocheted forever. I showed your patterns to one of the granddaughters and ended up making the chunky Icelandic with the mod heirloom gray stripes at her request that looks beautiful over the back of her new gray leather couch. She couldn’t decide which one she wanted! I’m anxious to start the new heirloom knit pattern. Yes it’s time to talk Christmas. Your knitted men’s fingerless gloves you made for your brother is one of my go-to patterns and a favorite of our mailman. He has several pairs now. Keep up your easy and fun patterns. You have a natural God given talent! Blessings!
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and let me know about not only the fingerless gloves, but also about how you made the Icelandic blanket for your granddaughter! It sounds so perfect, and she is so lucky to have a grandma who makes her things like that! I bet it is indeed gorgeous hanging over a grey leather couch. And thank you so much for your kind words about my patterns – it really means so much to me and reminds me that half the fun of blogging is hearing from kind gals like you. Happy knitting and crocheting to you and thank you so much again for taking the time to write to me!
Blessings to you too!
Susy O'Connell says
Oh you are my inspiration!! I love this throw lapghan pattern and the colors are perfect…. I am so excited to see your next project as well. Thank you for your talent and sharing spirit.
Aww, how sweet! Thanks Susy! So glad you like the colors :).
You’re welcome for the patterns – it’s so fun for me to blog about them. Blessings to you too!
Thank you Jessica for this pattern!!!! I wasted no time and cast this on my needles this weekend.
I love your patterns- I have a whole to do list with these. I look forward to what you bring next!!!
Haha! I hear you when it comes to “to do” lists. So glad you like the patterns, and happy knitting!
I am new to knitting, what kind of needles should I use?
Congrats on learning to knit! I always list the needles that you need in the pattern under ” You Will Need”. This pattern uses US 15 circular knitting needles. I hope that you enjoy it!!
Does the length of the needles matter for the blanket site? Or can I use the 36” size 15 needles for the blanket size as well?
As long as all the stitches fit on the needles, you’re good to go!
Hello. I found your website. I’m a beginner and only knitted two items but I am quite inspired. I am going to be brave and go for a bigger project. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece. I hope it comes out as good as your work. I showed my husband and he approves! He said it was beautiful.
Hi Kay! So thrilled to hear you and your husband approve!! Let me know if you have questions as you make it.
Pat S says
I love so many of your patterns but still haven’t started anything. I’m having a major burnout problem that has lasted a couple years now. Course there has been a lot of stressful health problems for both my late husband and myself. Now I’m hoping to do most of my Christmas presents. I’ll keep adding to the “to do” list. Keep coming with the patterns!
I hope things start looking up for you Pat. Don’t rush yourself, all the projects and yarn will be there when you’re ready. Maybe starting with something small like a washcloth could be good?
Johnnie Woolard says
I just found your site and am excited. These knit patterns are lovely and I am putting them on my to-do list! These are great for my adult grandchildren, as well as almost everyone else I know! Thank you for the clear instructions as well.
Hi Johnnie! I’m so happy that you find my patterns to be easy to follow and worthy of your adult grandchildren. 🙂 You’re welcome of course, and thanks for stopping by!
What size needles would you suggest for a baby blanket? I think this would be darling for that. And how many stitches and rows for a 36 in square? Or do you think smaller would be more appropriate? I haven’t made a baby blanket in 100 years.
Do you think this heirloom blanket could be modified to make a baby blanket? If so, what would you recommend. Lovely pattern. Thanks!
Absolutely! You can make it a baby blanket. You could use super bulky yarn and follow the pattern for the lapghan size. 🙂
Love this blanket . Thank you for the pattern. For bigger size how many stitches i should cast on?
Hi Jessica, I just love your patterns and just ordered yarn for this blanket. I have to write down my directions to understand them (that’s how my brain works). I’m a little confused in the Andalusian section on rows 3 and 4? Row 3 is K1P1 X6 (seed stitch) then it says k1,p1 across the row to last six stitches, work seed stitch in last six stitches. Then Row 4 says: Work seed stitch for first 6 stitches, purl across row to last 6 stitches, work seed stitch in last 6 stitches.
Is Row 3 supposed to be seed stitch then K across to the last 6 stitches then seed stitch again? As a newer knitter I just wondered why it would say seed stitch in row 3 then K1P1 then seed stitch when I thought seed was K1P1? Thanks for your clarification.
Jess | MakeAndDoCrew.com says
I LOVE the texture of this and the modern, yet timeless, look. It’s gorgeous, Jessica!
Thanks so much Jess!
I just started working on this blanket a couple of weeks ago. Plan to give it to my niece for Christmas as she’ll be moving into her first apartment soon. Love it so much I might have to make one for me. 🙂 Love your site!
Hi Jenn – Yay! So happy to hear that you’re enjoying this blanket!! How sweet to make it for your niece. Very thoughtful. Thanks for leaving me a comment and for the kind words!!
Florence Eggum says
Your patterns are explained perfectly. I use to knitt all the time when the kids
were younge now I am starting again. I can print quite well but I can’t crochet.
Thank you for making the patterns so accessable and easy to understand.
We live in Canada.
Thank you again
I’m so happy that you find them easy to understand. Knitting is so great, isn’t it? Thanks for taking the time to write to me.
Hi Jessica Am knitting this blanket as a Christmas gift for my grand daughter. I tried looking at different color combinations, but decided to stay with your choice of colors and glad I did. I am half way done and love the way it is coming out. Also very easy pattern. thanks Jennie
Florence Eggum says
I mean to correct a mistake in the last email.
I meant I could knit quite well but I can’t crochet!
Erna Palfi-Towsley says
Just a quick question just to make sure that I am on the same page as you 🙂
for the Lapghan Size it shows 3 skeins of Lion Brand Wool East Thick & Quick super bulky in Fisherman
then it shows 3 skeins Lion Brand Wool East Thick & . Quick Super Bulky yarn in wheat
do you hold one strand of each together to knit this project . ? or can you use 3 of either the Fisherman or 3 of the Quick & bulky?
It is striped, so you alternate the two colors. 🙂
Sioux Remer says
What a beautiful pattern – I want to make this and am wondering how many total yards are needed for the larger blanket in case I use a different brand of yarn.
Hello, I’m new to your website and it looks lovely. I want to make this in the smaller size but can’t get along with circular needles, do you think I can knit it on straight needles without a problem? Thanks
Thanks for your sweet words – I’m so happy you’re here!
I do think you’re going to have trouble finding any straight needles that will fit all of the stitches on the needle. Just to clarify too, the circs are used the same as striaght needles in this case. You are only using them because they are long enough to hold all of the stitches. 🙂 Hope you can make it!
Quick question before I start this project…..
Isn’t seed stitch meant to be cast on in EVEN numbers?
I’m going to make the larger blanket and just want to know that casting on 105 is correct.
Hi! With the way that I wrote it, you need an odd number. However, it is often done with an even number. You can modify it in that way if it’s easier for you!
Emily Frey says
Hi Jess! Just a quick question to clarify Kirstie’s question, if you cast on 105, then flip it and knit purl knit purl knit (ends w/ knit because it’s an odd number), flip again to knit purl, you’d be knitting the last knit. Right? Not knitting the last purl which is what you also say to do (which is what would happen if there were an even number cast on)? Can you talk me through this? Prepping to begin this wonderful pattern this winter!
Maybe you’re meaning something like the American Moss stitch online at: https://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/blog/?p=827 ?
I’m not sure I’m totally understanding, but I’ll do my best. Because it’s an odd count, for instance you begin and end with a knit stitch on the first row. For row two, you flip it and on that side, the knit stitch you just ended with is a “purl” stitch, so when you knit now, you are knitting above the purl stitch below (which was a knit stitch before you flipped it). Sounds confusing, but you may want to just practice by casting on 5 stitches and working the pattern. Let me know if I’ve just confused you more. LOL.
Can this pattern be done with any odd number of CO stitches? I would like to adjust the size to a width between that of the lapghan and the throw….perhaps 93 stitches CO, if you think that would work. I love your pattern, thanks so much.
Yes, that should work out fine! And you’re welcome!
Debbie Fawcett says
Hi. Need clarification on row 3 on Andalusian stitch section . Per instructions you seed stitch to the end . Is that correct .
Pattern reads : work seed stitch for 6 stitches , then k1, p1 across to the row to last six stitches, work seed stitch in last six stitches . Thank you
Hi. Would you please clarify row 3 of Andalusian stitch section. Pattern reads work seed stitch for 6 stitches , then k1,p1 across the row to last 6 stitches , work seed stitch in last six stitches . I would think if the above is correct , it would have been written to seed stitch to end . Thank you
I’ve started this lovely blanket for my new granddaughter, using the same yarn and needles you suggest. The blanket looks much thicker than what you have pictured. Can I expect some flattening after I block it?
Hi Jackie! Since it’s made with a super bulky yarn, it is a chunky blanket. However, you might also knit tighter than I do. If that’s the case you can consider going up a needle size to give it more drape. But I doubt you feel like taking out the whole piece. I believe a good blocking can help too.
Just stumbled on your site and LOVE it! Your patterns are unique and beautiful!
Problem: I have a hard time knitting with chunky yarn, seems so awkward. Can I change the beautiful blanket to a worsted weight yarn or will I completely lose the look you had in mind?
Is it a matter of just getting used to the chunky yarn and huge needles? I have been knitting a long time but am most comfortable with thinner yarn. Please advise. I LOVE YOUR CREATIVITY!!
Madeline Johnston says
Thanks, love it anticipate using it many times. I like that it is simple yet looks like more. I don’t have time to sit and knit, but do it during lectures, committee meetings, travel, etc., where I need to go on automatic with a mindless pattern. I also am part of a church crafting group that makes prayer shawls, scarves, and lapghans for bereaved or ill. Also have lots of rug yarn bought at a factory in ’71, now can make throws for my kids. Thanks.
Deborah Campeau says
I am relatively new to knitting but anxious to get better because I love your patterns! I love your blanket sweater! Did one for a friend and she just loves it! Would love to do one for my sister. She is a 1x size. Would you be so kind as to let me know how I should change this pattern so it would fit her?
Thank you! Happy New Year!
Since I made it as a one size fits most, I’m not totally sure how to make it for a 1X, however you should go to that blog post and read through the comments as some of the ladies have shared what they’ve done for larger sizes. I hope this helps! Here’s the link: https://www.mamainastitch.com/easy-knit-blanket-sweater-pattern/
Made it! Love it! Thank you!
I’m a life long crocheter, and just recently started working on my knitting skills. I made this as a wedding gift for my friends son…I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. My first large knit project – simple but beautiful. Thanks so much for the pattern!
That’s so wonderful to hear Pam! What a nice gift to make for a wedding. How thoughtful! You’re welcome of course – I’m so happy to hear you were pleased with it. 🙂
carol maitland says
Hi ,quick question I am wanting to start this heirloom blanket.I looked up the wool and does the wheat color have some blue/green in it,on your site it shows up as that.On the yarn site it seems to have some black threads running thru it.Thks Carol.
There’s no blue or green in this wheat yarn.
Janice Secord says
Thank you so much for this blanket. Love it. Just finished. Easy to do and quick. Will definitely be making more.
Ashley M says
Hi! New to knitting and I’m going to attempt this blanket! I was just wondering about switching the colors. Is one ‘stripe’ all seed stitch and one color? And then the other pattern is all one color? When you go back to the seed stitch section, do you start with the original color?
Hi, when you are switching between the 2 colors, do you cut the yarn and weave in the ends, or carry it up the sides?
In this case, the yarn has been cut and the ends woven in.
Mary Anne Nooney says
I looked for this pattern on Ravelry, but wasn’t able to find it. Will you be putting this pattern on Ravelry? I love this blanket—in your colors it will make a great wedding gift. Thanks much.
Hi Mary Anne,
I don’t have plans to put it up any time soon as I have many, many patterns that need to go up on Ravelry. One of these days I will find the time to add them all! Thanks so much for asking!
Diane Bianchini says
Starting this beautiful heirloom patttern tomorrow .
Regarding the seed stitch In your pattern you state “after you complete 14 rows change colors and work the Andalusian pattern.” On the andalusiin Segment you say repeat rows 1 -4 4 times total. Please clarify that this segment will have 5 groups of rows 1 through 4 and not a total of 4. Thank you. I am making in my nephews college colors for high school graduation present
I’m happy to help! For the lapghan size here’s what it says:
You will have a total of 5 seed stitch sections and 4 andalusian sections in the completed lapghan blanket and 7 seed stitch sections with 6 andalusion stitch stripes for the throw blanket.
So, you will have 4 total, not 5 sections of the Andalusion Stitch. Hope this clears that up!
Happy knitting and how kind of you to make it for your nephews! What a sweet aunt they have.
Simply fabulous and you are stunning too Jessica. Beautiful patterns I hope to start one soon. Thank you. Mina from England UK.
When you are knitting the heirloom blanket, do you cut the wool when you change colours, thus having to weave the ends in? Or do you carry the wool up the side?
For this pattern, I cut the wool and weave it in. 🙂
When I saw the picture of your Heirloom Knit Blanket I fell in love! Immediately, I envisioned myself knitting this. Colleagues, neighbors, and friends of my daughter all SEEM to have babies in the same month (of course, that’s not entirely true), and when this happens next I’ll be ahead of the game with this gorgeous handknit baby blanket. Went out today to purchase the supplies, came home tonight and began knitting. I love how swiftly it is working up, and adore the particular color choices you made with the yarns which is why I sought out those particular ones at local crafts stores. I will send you a picture of the blanket when I’m finished. I can’t wait! Thanks for an easy and fun pattern for a stunning blanket with a natural, down-to-earth appeal.
Hi Suzanne! Haha! Lots of babies happening around you right now it sounds! I’m so happy you’re pleased with the pattern and thanks so much for taking the time to let me know! What lucky friends you have to receive such a thoughtful, handmade gift from you. Yay!
Diane Bianchini says
just finished thos blanket. took less tgan a month working few hours a day. my nephew is going off to college, so i made in his school colors and will give for graduation. came out beautiful. dont knos how to upload picture thanks for sharing this pattern.
Jodi Palmer says
Absoultly beautiful so simple but so elegant. You rock! Thanks Jodi
Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern! I learned to knit recently and I wanted to make a baby blanket for a friend, it turned out gorgeous 🙂
Question regarding heirloom blanket. On Andalusian section ( cast on odd #) row 3 seed stitch for 6 the k1 p1 then seed last 6. ?? Shouldn’t it b even #? Also I am new knitter.. thanks
I have a few silly questions. I’m looking to make my granddaughter a large Afghan. Of course she wants it twin size so I will need to make it larger. That is one question. She wants it in two shades of blue with some pink which I got and I also got a neutral beige/off-white. I purchased Cascade 128 Superwash which I think is a bulky (?). Will that yarn work for this pattern and how do you suggest I stripe the colors? I have the neutral, a denim blue, a teal blue and pink. I was going to make the other blanket that had the different textured yarns and double the yarn for the texture but I’m loving this pattern. Thank you!
Hi Laurie – Cascade 128 isn’t as bulky as this yarn, so you can make the blanket but you’d need to use smaller needles and it will turn out much smaller. You can hold two strands together to more closely match the super bulky yarn in the pattern, but I know that Cascade 128 is expensive and you’d need more yarn in this case.
I already purchased a lot of Cascade 128. I spend way too much money on my yarn 🙂
I want to make it a larger size, so maybe this isn’t the blanket to make? Or should I cast on maybe more stitches? Thank you for your response!
Hi! Sorry to bother you but I am stuck! I am making the Heirloom blanket and am finding there is a right side and a wrong side…..suddenly my Andalusion right side is coming up on the wrong side….I have pulled it out (down to the last seed stitch section) but don’t know what I did wrong so I am afraid to start again! Help! Loving the pattern!
Oh no! My best suggestion is to keep track of the rows. Write them down if you have to so you know you aren’t working and extra row of seed stitch etc. That will throw ya off for sure!
Dawn Brian says
Hi- I am new to knitting-BEGINNER-and would like to use this patten for a scarf, but I don’t know how to scale down the pattern. If not too much trouble, could you let me know? Thanks
Jessica, thank you so much for this pattern! I knit the heirloom knit lap afghan for a gift using size 15 circular needles and Jo-Ann’s Buttercream brand Alpaca Solid in purple and gray. It worked up quickly (even for a slow knitter like me!) and I am really pleased with the results. I did add a couple extra rows as I wanted the afghan a little longer; final dimensions were 42”x 56”. I would have posted a pic, but don’t see where I have the option of adding an attachment…
Hello! I’m new to knitting and so excited to start on this! I’ll be using a different brand of yarn. Do you know approximately how many yards total I need? Thank you so much for posting this! It’s beautiful ☺️
Christina S. says
Hi, I’m a beginner knitter in terms of following patterns, and LOVE your heirloom pattern! I want to try it out with worsted weight instead of bulky though, as I plan to make this for Warm Up America! and they ask for blankets to be knit from medium/worsted weight. I already have 2 Caron One Pound skeins in white and am looking at getting a grey, cream, or other neutral for the color change in the same brand, so here are my questions to make a 49″ x 63″ afghan: how many total skeins do I need (812yds/sk)? How would the change in yarn weight change the stitch count? What size needle would be best? I really appreciate your help!!
I want to knit this in worsted weight yarn too. Did you get a response on how to modify the pattern? If you did, would you please share it with me. Thanks!
L. Walters says
The colors are beautiful but the picture of the yarns used look different.The wheat color in the picture looks like a light sage not wheat and it looks totally differently. Is this the correct color name because it sure is different.
Sherri Petralia says
Love this pattern! I made three for Christmas and put them in baskets.
Perhaps I misunderstand, or it’s been answered, but seed stitching requires you to knit the purls and purl the knits, correct? If you work in an odd number, so knit, purl, knit, when you flip it, you are knitting the knits and purling the purls, unless you start with a purl, correct? I am new to knitting so I just want to make sure I understand before starting this project.
I’m a newbie too, and you are correct that the seed stitch is made by knit the pure and purl the knit. However, the back side of a knit is a purl, and the back side of a purl is a knit. So, when you flip your work to start a new row, you are now seeing the back side of the last knit stitch, which is a purl. So you knit it.
Jen johnson says
Hello,I have a huge stash of yarn to knit up and wb making many of this blanket,for one of the questions,i have found that a row counter you slip on your needle helps tremendously and keeps track of where you are.the colors you chose are beautiful and I wb making one in similar colors as these are my favorite go to colors.thank you for a beautiful pattern.
Constance Carlsen says
Ok a very simple question and I truly hope I get an answer . I just simply need to know how many rows am I doing of the seed and how many for stockinette? I understand the seed stitch on the side in the beginning for the foundation for the border I mean but I just need to know when I start doing the stripes how many I’m supposed to be doing in each section.
I am a back to the basics new as I have not knit in forty years. I bought the Lion quick and easy yarn in the Hudson Bay color and the 15” circular needles. However after casting on 109 stitches the width barely measures 23”. This does not look right!?! Help please!
Hi! It uses size US 15 needles, not 15″. Maybe this is the issue?
I have the circular us size 15 (10mm)
Jan Long says
I love your site and i really want to knit this blanket, but in the UK, the wool is sold in balls of 85g (3oz). How many balls will I need for each size?