Across the Diamond by Fifty Four Ten Studio

Across the Diamond

by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Knitting
November 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
380 - 1070 yards (347 - 978 m)
Five Sizes: XL, Large, Medium, Small (Crib/Lap), XS Baby (see dimensions below)
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If you are a baseball fan, you may have already guessed the inspiration for the name of the Across the Diamond blanket. Sets of four purl stitches in this pattern are similar to the layout of a baseball diamond. (I happened to start designing this blanket while watching the World Series!) Read more about the name on my blog.


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The Across the Diamond Blanket is knit with super bulky weight yarn so it is quick to knit on big needles.

Knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on US size 13 circular knitting needles.

This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms. Written pattern with row by row instructions.

DIRECTIONS FOR FIVE SIZES:
Approximate sizes after blocking…

Baby: 30.5” wide x 32” long
Small (Crib/Lap): 34” wide x 37” long
Medium: : 37.5” wide x 42” long
Large: 41” wide x 47” long
XL: 48” wide x 52” long

Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 5” to the length of the blanket. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make blankets longer.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, read a row by row knitting pattern, bind off stitches and weave in ends. Blocking of finished knitting is suggested.

SUPER BULKY YARN:

Baby: 380 - 410 yards
Small (Crib/Lap): 500 - 540 yards
Medium: 620 - 670 yards
Large: 740 - 800 yards
XL: 1000 - 1100 yards

This pattern will work well with many super bulky weight yarns.

You may also experiment with knitting two strands of bulky or worsted weight yarn together…remember you will need about twice as much yardage!

Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your blanket.

The texture of the pattern will show up best with solid color yarns.

NEEDLES:

In order to accommodate the large number of stitches, long circular needles are highly recommended. I use US size 13 circular knitting needles 38” in length for larger blankets. For a crib or baby blanket, circular needles in a shorter length could be used.