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Circle of Friends Garter-Stitch Blanket

Knitting
October 2004
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1722 yards (1575 m)
36" (91.5 cm) square

Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “This blanket is knit entirely in garter stitch in seven strips of seven colors. Although one person can certainly knit this blanket all by him or herself, my idea in designing it was for a circle of friends (or family members) to collaborate and knit it for the newborn child of someone close to all of them. In order to make this blanket in a hurry, it is best knit by seven people, each doing one strip that will later be sewn together by the quickest finisher in the bunch. With everyone working on it at once, it’s sure to be ready on time!”

Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton (50% wool, 50% cotton; 123 yards 112 meters / 50 grams): #900 antique (cream, A), #950 mango (orange, B), #947 spark (paprika, C), #911 rich (red, D), #910 gypsy (wine, E), #944 tulip (purple, F), and #952 hiss (lavender, G), 2 skeins each.

Needles: One set straight needles size US 6 (4 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors

Uses two skeins each of colors #900 Antique, #950 Mango, #947 Spark, #911 Rich, #910 Gypsy, #944 Tulip, #952 Hiss