Country folk all over the world have a tradition of using every last scrap of fabric to make items for the home. American pieced quilts are an excellent example of this tradition, with fabrics from dresses, shirts and other items patched and sewn into exquisite bedspreads.
The design of this blanket emulates these old ways using left-over yarns combined with new ones to produce a stunning one-of-a kind result. Different yarns and dyelots add to the charm of the finished article.
The pattern is written for three different sizes of blanket: a Single/Twin size, a Double/Queen, and a large King-sized blanket. All are sized generously to provide a good fold-back for extra warmth in use and can be worked in one piece or in strips which are later sewn together.
NB: A pattern for a co-ordinating rug, the Ocean Currents Rug, is available separately.
To fit Single/Twin (Double/Queen, King) sized beds.
Finished sizes - Single/Twin: 150x240cm / 60 x 95 ins
Double/Queen: 225 x 275cm / 90 x 108 ins
King size: 275 x 275cm / 108 x 108 ins.
Cascade Yarns "Cascade 220" or sim worsted wt / light Aran wt yarn,
100% wool, 202m/220 yds:100gm/3.5 oz balls in 6 co-ordinating cols
Size 5.5mm/US #9 interchangeable ndls, length 120-150cm/48-60 ins.
Supplementary ndl cords plus connectors for border
16 sts/28 rows:10cm/4 ins in Ridged Rib patt using 5.5mm/US #9 ndls
Waste Yarn for Prov CO
Tapestry ndl for finishing ends
Rustless pins for blocking
Cable ndl, row counter + markers.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download. The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device.
© Moira Ravenscroft 2015