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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FLY AWAY PATTERN INFO
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.
DK weight yarn in MC and several CCs
per square: MC: 60 yds, CC: 20 yds
for 16 squares: MC: 960 yds, CCs: 320 yds total, plus 150 yds total edging (sample uses 2 colours: koala haircut and glowstick girl)
(Sample shown in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘almost spring’, ‘blue raspberry’, ‘fluffy bunny’, glowstick girl’, ‘jewel sea’, ‘koala haircut’, ‘natural’, ‘snow melt’, and ‘tidepool find’)
NOTE: Rainbow Heirloom Sweater is a heavy DK / light worsted weight yarn
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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