Choose seven colors of DK weight yarn to knit this circular blanket. Cast on in the center and increase outward as you work simple stripes and graphic slip stitch motifs. The colorful stripes and textured stitches make the knitting very addicting as you look forward to each new section. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can use as many shades as you like. Choose between a smaller size for a cozy lap blanket or knit epic large size for a bedspread or knitted work of art for your couch.
Sizes Small (Large)
Finished Measurements 48 (72)″ / 122 (183)cm diameter. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn DK weight
Yardage Small Size Approximately 1800yds/ 1646m total Color A - 250yds / 229m Color B - 100yds / 91m Color C - 210yds / 192m Color D - 70yds / 64m Color E - 360yds / 329m Color F - 430yds / 393m Color G - 380yds / 347m
Large Size Approximately 3860yds / 3530m total Color A - 920yds / 841m Color B - 550yds / 503m Color C - 750yds / 686m Color D - 230yds / 210m Color E - 690yds / 631m Color F - 420yds / 384m Color G - 300yds / 274m
Needles Two pairs of US 6 / 4mm circular in 60″ / 150cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
The border requires two long circular needles or a very long circular needle to fit all the sts.
Notions 1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle, crochet hook for cast on
Gauge 18 sts & 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
Large Size West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein) Color A - Glow (golden yellow) Color B - Glass (light blue) Color C - Norway (dark teal) Color D - Beatrix (orange) Color E - Roswitha (pink) Color F - French Grey (grey) Color G - Lichen (khaki green)
Small Size A variety of DK and worsted weight yarns or fingering weight held double including West Wool Tandem, De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, La Bien Aimée Merino Aran, Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri held together with a coordinating color of fingering weight wool.
This blanket is great for using your stash yarn. Create a unique color palette by mixing different types of yarn together. If you run out of yarn, it’s okay to use other shades of yarn throughout the blanket that reflect your color palette. Get creative and dive into your stash. Two strands of fingering weight yarn produce a DK weight thickness. DK and worsted weight yarns work great for this blanket. I used a variety of DK and worsted weight yarns for my small size blanket.
If you are using West Wool Tandem, you will need these skein amounts for the Small & Large Size.
Color A - 14skeins Color B - 13skeins Color C - 13skeins Color D - 11skein Color E - 23skeins Color F - 22skeins Color G - 22skeins