Fly Away by tincanknits

Fly Away

April 2015
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1430 yards (1308 m)
baby blanket to bedspread size
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Fly Away - by Tin Can Knits

No matter how tiny they are now, one day they will grow up and fly away! Inspired by flying geese quilt motifs, this modern geometric blankie is perfect for a new addition or a grown baby flying off to college.

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Blocks are 7.5” square, and the border is 0.75” wide. The size is adjustable, and the 16-square blanket shown measures 31.5” square.


Per square:
Striped: MC: 60 yards, CC: 20 yards
Half and half: MC: 40 yards, CC: 40 yards

For a 16 square blanket:
Striped: MC: 960 yards, CCs: 320 yards total
Half and half: MC: 640 yards, CCs: 640 yards total

Edging for both options: 150 yards total edging (samples use 2 colours)

Samples shown in:

Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘natural’ with ‘almost spring’, ‘blue raspberry’, ‘fluffy bunny’, glowstick girl’, ‘jewel sea’, ‘koala haircut’, ‘natural’, ‘snow melt’, and ‘tidepool find’.

Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘grey whale’ with ‘favourite aunty’, ‘guilty pleasure’, ‘killer flamingo’, ‘new nailpolish’, ‘old affair’, ‘peachy keen’, ‘princess rockstar’, and ‘sweet dreams’.

Tanis Fiber Arts Purewash DK in ‘natural’ with ‘buttercup’, ‘chartreuse’, ‘cobalt’, ‘grape’, ‘jewel’, ‘lemongrass’, ‘mallard’, ‘orange blossom’, ‘orchid’, ‘peacock’, ‘pink grapefruit’, ‘saffron’, ‘seabreeze’, ‘spearmint’, ‘stormy’, ‘sweetheart’, and ‘tidal’.

Tanis Fiber Arts Purewash DK in various creams and light grey with ‘buttercup’, ‘frost’, ‘gold’, ‘lemongrass’, ‘light periwinkle’, ‘lilac’, ‘lotus’, ‘mallard’, ‘orange blossom’, ‘pink grapefruit’, ‘rose grey’, ‘seabreeze’, ‘spearmint’, ‘sweetheart’, ‘trinity’, and ‘tidal’.

US#7 / 4.5mm needles (or as req’d to meet gauge), straight or circular needles for blocks, 1-2 long circular needles req’d for edging

19 sts & 40 rows / 4” in garter stitch

stitch markers, darning needle

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Fly Away Blanket: Tips and Techniques

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