Wave Blanket

by Craig on August 9, 2008

When both of my sisters-in-law announced they were pregnant within months of each other, my Mom and I knew there’d be lots of knitting to do! Mom brought each of them to the store to pick colors for our Wave Blanket.

After finishing both blankets, Mom realized she liked the blanket so much that she wanted to do it again. So here’s number 3 –

Wave Blanket on the sofa

Wave Blanket in bright colors of Blue Sky Worsted Cotton

I love the bright rainbow colors!

Mom says it’s the combination of the easy-to-memorize feather and fan pattern and the softness of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Worsted Cotton yarn that makes this blanket so much fun to knit. We stock all of the colors, so you can make dozens of color combinations.

Wave Blanket detail

yarnovers and decreases give the Wave Blanket it's curves

Here’s the pattern if you’d like to knit one yourself!

WAVE BLANKET

SIZE
approximately 33” by 39”

MATERIALS
6 hanks of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Worsted Cotton
40 inch US 9 circular needle

GAUGE
16 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, but gauge is not critical for this project

ABBREVIATIONS
K – knit
P – purl
K2tog – knit the next 2 stitches together as one stitch.

STITCH PATTERN
Row 1 (right side) – knit
Row 2 – purl
Row 3 – *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – knit.
Repeat Rows 1 to 4.

BLANKET PATTERN
CO 144 stitches. Repeat pattern. Change to new color after finishing Row 4 of pattern.

Bind off loosely and weave in ends.

Enjoy!

UPDATE: In the time since we knit our first Wave Blanket, Blue Sky has added lots of fun colors to the Worsted Cotton palette. They’ve also introduced Blue Sky Multi Cotton yarn; it’s the same organic cotton but in tonal shades. There is less yardage in a skein of Multi Cotton, so the bands on the blanket will be narrower than those in solids. I think having bands of varying width will look great! 7/30/2011

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