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Adopt-Me Blanket

Knitting
October 2006
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch using smaller needles and worsted-weight yarn (row gauge is not crucial)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
200 - 1100 yards (183 - 1006 m)

Pattern Description from Knitting for Peace: “Quite literally, nothing could be simpler to knit than a garter-stitch square. That’s why blankets for animals in shelters, like the ones featured here, are the perfect way for brand-new knitters to begin knitting for peace. The garter stitch also creates a thicker, cushier blanket than other knitting stitches would, which means more softness and comfort in a shelter pen.”

Finished Measurements: To accommodate Cat (Small Dog, Medium Dog, Large Dog) 14 (18, 24, 36)” square.

Yarn notes: The pattern calls for approximately 200 (300, 500, 1100) yards worsted-weight acrylic yarn or 150 (225, 400, 850) yards bulky-weight acrylic yarn.

Sample in book shown in Plymouth Encore (75% wool/25 % acrylic)

Needle size: One pair straight needles size US 8 (5 mm) for worsted-weight version. One pair straight needles size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) for bulky-weight version. Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Additional Gauge:12 sts = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch, using larger needles and bulky-weight yarn (row gauge is not crucial).