Painting Waves Blanket


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Collect a Painting Waves Blanket kit at Stephen & Penelope!
  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    This beautiful blanket features a main color framing several contrast color pops for the smooth waves. Paint with a palette of DK or worsted weight yarns. The pattern is written for two sizes with notes on how to customize the size. Gather colorful yarns from your stash or treat yourself to some cozy new wool from Stephen & Penelope and cast on!

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Sizes
    Shown in Large size. The Small size is good for a small lap blanket. The Large size is ideal for a throw for your couch.

    Finished Measurements
    78 [78]″ / 198 [198]cm long, 42 [60]″ / 107 [152]cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking. The length is customizable.

    DK or worsted weight

    MC - 1050 [ 1500]yds / 960 [1372]m

    CC - 1200 [1680]yds / 1097 [1536]m approximate total for all CC’s

    You will need approximately 150 [210]yds / 137 [192]m of each CC if you are using 8 CC’s

    US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Tapestry needle

    18 sts & 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm in 4 rows garter stitch + 4 rows stockinette stitch after blocking

    Pattern Note
    Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new colorful stripes. Watch this Westknits video to assist with this technique:

    Customize the Size
    You can knit the blanket as long as you want by knitting more or fewer stripes. If you want to customize the width, then add or subtract sts in multiples of 32 sts when you cast on. For example, after you work the first WS row, there are 220 [316] sts. If you want a smaller blanket then aim for a stitch count of 156 or 188 sts at the end of the first WS row. Then, you will be ready for Row 1 with your custom stitch count for a smaller blanket. You can also add stitches to your cast on in multiples of 32 if you want an extra wide blanket.

    Color Note
    The sample features 1 MC with 8 CC’s. You can use as many CC’s as you like. If you use 8 or more CC’s, you will only need one ball or skein (100g) of each color.

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  • West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein)

    MC - Greykjavik
    CC1 - West Wool Tandem in Glass
    CC2 - De Rerum Natura Gilliatt in Lagon
    CC3 - Malabrigo Rios in Kris
    CC4 - Susan Crawford – A Room of my Own Barn DK in Dungarees
    CC5 - Malabrigo Rios in Azules
    CC6 - De Rerum Natura Gilliatt in L’Heure Bleue
    CC7 - De Rerum Natura Gilliatt in Plume
    CC8 - La Bien Aimée Corrie Worsted in Amege