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Felted Saddle Blanket

Knitting
June 2006
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Chevron Pattern before felting
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1540 yards (1408 m)
37" wide x 48" long before felting

Pattern is on page 48.

Materials:

  • Noro Kureyon - 14 skeins
  • Circular needles size #10 or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Description:
I got the idea for this blanket while watching my daughter, Lilly, take her riding lesson. Beautiful Noro Kureyon yarn, a hnd-dyed self-striping wool from Japan, is worked in a classic chevron pattern and then felted. It is sturdy enough for the wear and tear of a big saddle and soft enough to protect the horse’s back.