Quickie Blanket

January 16, 2012

This blanket is so beautiful. It is soft warm and completely luxurious. In addition to being luxurious, it is really easy and requires little time and minimum concentration.

The pattern is super easy. I used size 35 needles with 6 skeins of Twinkle Hand Knits Soft Chunky. I used three skeins of Pink Champagne and three skeins of French Grey.

Cast on till the blanket is the width you want it to be. I think I cast on between 60 and 80 stitches but I cannot remember for sure.
Knit, Purl, Knit Purl till the end of the row
Purl, Knit, Purl Knit till the end of row two
Repeat rows one and two until the blanket is the size you want it to be.

I knit it for my grandma for Christmas and now I am seriously considering making one for myself. As you can see I thoroughly enjoyed wrapping myself in this blanket!

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Carol Osborne says

March 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

When you state knit purl one tow then purl knit the second row and continue this.
My question is do you end with knit on the knit purl row or does it make any difference what you end with you just start with purl on the next row ?
Row 1 knit purl til end
Row 2 purl knit til end
No matter the cast on count does the stitching always work correctly?

Kristen says

March 10, 2012 at 12:24 am

Hi Carol

The key to this pattern is making sure that odd rows start with a knit and even rows start with the purl. It doesn’t matter what you end with. This blanket is just basically rib stitch.

Here is a better explanation of the rib stitch: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-rib-stitch.html

Hope this helps!

Cindy says

July 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I can answer this question for you if no one else can. I have been knitting for about 50 years. This blanket is a ribbing stitch on very big needles and very thick yarn. You will start with whatever you ended with. Therefore, if you knit, purl, knit, purl, the next row will be purl, knit, purl, knit, then knit, purl, knit, purl etc. The stitches will be the same. If your stitches are opposite, you will have what is called a seed stitch, also very pretty.

natalie says

November 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

Did you use circular needles or straight needles with this pattern?

Kristen says

November 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hi Natalie: I used Long straight needles because I could not find circular ones that were large enough. If you can find circular needles, it would be really helpful!

Good Luck!

Kristen

Dawne says

February 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm

This looks like it is 2 strands per stitch. Is this correct?

Joanne Hyde says

February 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

That is a lovely Blanket. Glad I came upon it.

Kristen says

July 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hi Dawne: It is only one strand, I just found very thick yarn. You could double up something that is not as thick though.

Teela says

July 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm

What are the final measurements of the blanket? I am looking at purchasing yarn but 6 skeins of only 83 yards seems like a small blanket. Final gauge would also be helpful. Love this by the way!!

Kristen says

July 18, 2013 at 1:42 am

Hi Teela: I’m afraid I don’t have the exact measurements. I am about 5’3″ and the blanket is big enough for me to curl up and be covered from shoulder to toe while lounging on the sofa. It would not cover a bed and is more of a lap blanket. I also didn’t check the final gage (I’m a naughty knitter!). Sorry for not being much help!

Isabelle says

February 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

The yarn that you used is no longer available. Can you please let me know if you know of a similar yarn?

Stacey says

February 13, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Hello!
I am a beginner knitter!…. all the same I have been looking for an easy baby blanket to knit for my daughter for her birthday she will be one in March. I have come upon this blanket and like the looks of it and it sounds doable for me. If it turns out well then I totally plan on making one for myself! thank you so much for your pin!!

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