A Bit of Iceland by Stephen West

A Bit of Iceland

November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
2420 - 2430 yards (2213 - 2222 m)
One Size
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Work this circular blanket from the center out in three colors of heavy worsted weight yarn. The center section features a bit of Iceland with some simple stranded motifs followed by some textured stripes and diagonal lace. A knitted on lace border in garter stitch finishes the large blanket. Choose shades of one color or go bold with even brighter, more contrasting pops of color.

Finished Measurments: 80” / 203cm diameter. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Heavy worsted weight

Shown in: Quince & Co. Osprey
Color A: Sabine
Color B: Iceland
Color C: Kumlien’s Gull

Yardage: Color A - 650yds / 594m
Color B - 1,340yds / 1225m
Color C - 440yds / 402m

Needles: 60” US 11 / 8mm circular
Magic loop method is used until circumference is big enough to fit all sts onto circular needle

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge: 10 sts & 15 rnds = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch