Bear Claw Blanket by Veronik Avery
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Bear Claw Blanket

January 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 2 inches
in Garter stich on US 3 needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
3325 yards (3040 m)
About 40 inches square
This pattern is available from for $6.95.

From Interweave Knits, Spring 2005:

Veronik Avery uses the traditional bear claw quilt motif for this garter stitch blanket that is worked in nine blocks, each of which begins with a center square. Stitches are picked up and knitted from these squares in different colors and different directions to make the claw motifs, which are then joined together and bordered with knitted strips. This is not a quick project, but worked in fine merino yarn in soft shades of white, blue, yellow and brown, it’s one that will be cherished for years, and perhaps generations.