The Brookside Blanket knitting pattern is named for the neighborhood where I grew up in the Kansas City, Missouri area. The grid inspired knitting pattern reminds me of the orderly neighborhood streets with charming homes that date back to the 1920’s.
The Brookside 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 FOUR SIZES:
Approximate sizes after blocking…
Large Throw: 39.5” wide x 52” long
Small Throw: 39.5” wide x 41.5” long
Crib: 32.25” wide x 38” long
Baby: 25” wide x 31” long
Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 3.5” to the length of the blanket. For a throw size blanket, approximately 55 yards of yarn is required for each additional pattern sequence.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, bind off stitches and weave in ends. Blocking of finished knitting is recommended.
This pattern will work well with many super bulky weight yarns. I like Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (from Michael’s Craft Store) and Lion Brand Thick & Quick Solids.
Large Throw: approx. 810 - 840 yards
Small Throw: approx. 640 - 680 yards
Crib Blanket: approx. 480 - 510 yards
Baby Blanket: approx. 335 - 350 yards
Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your blanket.
In order to accommodate the large number of stitches, long circular needles are highly recommended. I used US size 13 circular knitting needles, 32” in length for a throw size blanket. For a crib or baby blanket, circular needles in a shorter length could be used.
More about this pattern on my blog.
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