Hangin' Round by Kathleen Sperling
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Hangin' Round

Knitting
July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1500 - 1510 yards (1372 - 1381 m)
One size: about 44" diameter

This blanket is a mix of intricate Arabic and Indian motifs. The bobble-and-lace motif is taken from Indian henna art and the stranded motif from wrought-iron balconies in Lebanon. The result is a beautiful and elegant circular blanket, enough to give a baby warmth, but not too heavy or toasty.

Skills required

  • knit stitches
  • increases
  • decreases
  • working in the round
  • stranded knitting
  • yarnovers
  • bobbles (instructions provided in pattern)
  • chart reading

Yarn requirements

  • Main colour: about 925 yards
  • Contrast colour: about 610 yards

More information about gauge

  • Chart A swatch: 31 stitches and 31 rows to 4” on 3.75mm needles
  • Chart B swatch: chart to measure 7 1/16” wide and 6.25” high
  • Swatches must be blocked to measurements given, but should not be blocked excessively simply to achieve gauge; after they are dry, there should still be some “give”
  • Exact gauge is not essential, as this is a blanket, but if your gauges are different from those given above, you may need to adjust your yarn yardage requirements accordingly