Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
The Zoe Blanket is a celebration of bold stripes and classic cables. Color choice makes a big impact on the finished look of this blanket. Make it soft, preppy, or modern depending on your palette. This is a great project for a new cable knitter as it uses a simple six-stitch cable.
Construction Details: The blanket is worked in three strips with four alternating pattern squares on each. The strips are seamed and then the edging is crocheted on at the end.
* Cast on
* Binding off
* Increasing (m1l, m1r)
* Decreasing (ssk, k2tog)
* Working cables
* Working stripes
* Crocheting a border (an option for knitting is given, too)
Finished Measurements: 27" x 36"
Each square measures about 10", and one can easily make larger or smaller blankets simply by increasing or decreasing the number of strips and squares they make.
Yarn: At least three colors of chunky weight yarn (CYCA #5) that will knit to the suggested gauge in the following yardage amounts:
Stripe Color 1: 180 yards
Stripe Color 2: 180 yards
Contrast Colors for cable squares: 65 yards per square - six total cabled squares - 390 yards total combined.
Edging Color: 60 yards
These blankets can also be made with sport weight (CYCA #2) yarn double stranded. Double the yardage would be needed.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch using size 9 (5.5 mm) needle.
Needle: US 9 (5.5 mm) needle. Adjust needles size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.