Cornerstone Blanket FOR MERCY CORPS by Kay Gardiner
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Cornerstone Blanket FOR MERCY CORPS

November 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2625 - 2843 yards (2400 - 2600 m)
one size
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NOTE: Starting on April 27, 2015, and until further notice, all proceeds of sales of this pattern will go to Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps has 90 staff people on the ground in Nepal, providing aid to people in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015.

This blanket began with a single modification of the Mitered Crosses Blanket, which combines mitered center patches with log cabin frames. One modification led to another, until it was no longer possible to tell someone how to make this blanket by referring to the Mitered Crosses Blanket pattern.

Each seamless block starts with 4 miters that are knitted onto each other to form a square. This square is then framed with a mitered square created by picking up stitches all around the outside edge of the center square and worked outward. When this frame is com- plete, its stitches are kept live on holders or strings, so that blocks can be joined together without sewing, using the 3-needle bind-off method. The blanket is finished with applied i-cord edging that resembles the binding of a quilt.