The Zoom Blanket is a modern blanket whose focus is bold stripes of mesmerizing waves of color. Alternating stripes of garter and stockinette provide texture and visual interest. As color choice makes a big impact on the finished look of this blanket, choose three colors (or more!) and wave your way to an adorable baby accessory or lap blanket.
Construction Details: The blanket is worked in one piece, working alternating stripes of garter and stockinette stitch while working a simple feather and fan stitch. Side borders are picked up after the body of the blanket is complete.
* Cast on
* Binding off
* Increasing (kfb)
* Decreasing (k2tog)
* Working stripes
* Picking up stitches
Finished Measurements: 30" x 30"
Yarn: At least three colors of chunky weight yarn (CYCA #5) that will knit to the suggested gauge in the following yardage amounts:
Main Color (the border/garter stitch color): 325 yards
Contrast Color 1: 200 yards
Contrast Color 2: 150 yards
To used 7 different contrast colors, 50 yards of each color is necessary.
Gauge: 14 stitches and 20 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch using size 10 (6 mm) needle.
Needle: US 10 (6 mm) 24” or 32” circular needle. Adjust needles size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.