Flying Foxtail Blanket


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Select two colors of DK weight yarn to knit this beautiful brioche blanket. Exaggerated increases along with sloping decreases shape the wavy Flying Foxtail motif. This elegant rectangular blanket is completely reversible thanks to the squishy two-color brioche technique. Choose between a small baby blanket size, a medium lap blanket, or large blanket for your bed. I used West Wool Tandem, a super soft non-superwash merino wool that makes the plush brioche ribbing pop. Enjoy knitting this gorgeous blanket that will last for years to come.

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Sizes
    Small [Medium, Large]

    The Small Size is ideal for a baby blanket. The Medium Size is a cozy lap blanket for the couch. The Large Size is great for sharing while watching movies and knitting on the couch or as a decorative bedspread.

    Shown in Medium Size.

    Finished Measurements 
    32 [52, 72]″ / 81 [132, 183]cm wide, 44 [72, 100]″ / 112 [183, 254]cm long. Measurements taken after blocking.

    DK weight

    MC - 500 [1400, 2700]yds / 457 [1280, 2469]mCC - 450 [1250, 2500] yds / 411 [1143, 2286]m

    US 6 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge.

    2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    14 sts & 20 rows = 4″/ 10cm in two-color brioche after blocking

    Pattern Notes
    In two-color brioche stitch, two rows are worked for each counted row that appears on the face of the fabric. The first color is worked across the row and then the row is worked again using the second color. The next row is worked the same way, once across with the first color and worked again with the second color. When counting rows, count only the stitches going up on a knit column.

    For example, when you work 4 rows, count 4 knit column stitches, even though you will have worked 8 rows back and forth. 2 worked rows = 1 counted row.

    When you put down your knitting and forget which color you just used and which color to use next, look at the color of the yo in the row just worked. That is the last color you used.

    This blanket is written using a main color (MC) and contrast color (CC) in the instructions. The RS features the MC as the foreground color and the WS features the CC as the background color.

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  • West Wool Tandem (100% South American Merino Wool; 252yds / 230m per 100g skein)

    MC - Enchanted

    CC - Pebble