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Cabin Comforts Knit Blanket

Cabin Comforts Knit Blanket
Cabin Comforts Knit Blanket
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You don't need to be a master knitter to knit a blanket that's cozy and beautiful. The Cabin Comforts Knit Blanket is a simple pattern made entirely in garter stitch. The color striping isn't uniform, which helps give it some visual appeal, but the neutral colors used keep it serene and versatile. The best part about hand knit blankets like this one is how quickly they work up. With super bulky yarn and size 11 needles, this blanket works up as quick as a wink.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge7 sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Finished SizeApprox 52" x 60" [132 x 152.5 cm].

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m) yarn: Main Color (MC) - Pale Grey (10046) - 3 balls or 515 yds/471 m
  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m) yarn: Contrast A - Dark Grey (10044) - 1 ball or 187 yds/171 m
  • Bernat® Blanket™ (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m): Contrast B - Vintage White (00006) - 1 ball or 85 yds/77 m
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Instructions

Stripe Patt

With MC: 40 rows.
With A: 26 rows.
With MC: 16 rows.
With B: 26 rows.
With MC: 16 rows.
With A: 26 rows.
With MC: 90 rows.
These 240 rows form Stripe Pattern (pat).

  1. With MC, cast on 91 stitches (sts).

    Do not join.

    Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

    Knit in rows (garter st), noting 1st row is wrong side (WS), until 240 rows of Stripe Pat have been completed.

    Cast off.

Abbreviations

Approx
Approximately
Patt
Pattern
St(s)
Stitch(es)
WS
Wrong Side

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This is a wonderful pattern for a beginner. It's great practice for the garter stitch - perfect for when you just can't bear to knit another scarf!

I tend to avoid patterns with only one stitch unless they're small and quick because I get bored so easily, but this is so casually elegant that I have to try it. And I beg to differ, but one CAN have too many blankets! I will give this one away - or maybe one of the other ones and keep this one.

I love how simple but elegant this blanket is. These colors would work perfectly in my living room

I have several balls of yarn in a DK weight. What would I need to do to make this with the DK weight yarn?

Hi bcswicegood48 0750 469, the pattern calls for super bulky yarn, so you'd need to use 3 to 4 strands of DK weight yarn to get the same thickness. You can then multiply the balls of yarn called for in the pattern by 3 or 4 to see how many balls of DK yarn you'd need. For a blanket like this, it's a lot.

I love how simply beautiful this afghan is. Definitely adding this to my list.

You can't get any simpler than this blanket. It is a good way to use up yarn as well. You can never have too many blankets and although this is simple it looks very elegant. The size of the needles should make it a quick knit. Thank you for the pattern.

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