Hoover Blanket by Lou Henry Hoover

Hoover Blanket

September 2003
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in double-knit stockinette stitch
800 yards (732 m)
Width: 27 inches, Length: 33 inches
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This pattern is available for free.

Make this vintage double knit blanket in one color or two, variegated or solid worsted weight yarn with a needle that will give you the correct gauge. Change yarn and needle size and get a different sized blanket.

Variation 1: blanket all of one color
Plymouth Encore Colorspun, 4 skeins, shown in color 7064 Variegated Pastels

Variation 2 (Mrs. Hoover’s original; yarn thickness and yardage estimated): both sides single row stripes in two colors
[MC] worsted-weight wool; 500 yards, approx.
[CC] worsted-weight wool; 300 yards, approx.

Variation 3: two sides in two solid colors
[MC] Red Heart Super Saver 2 skeins, shown in color Aran Fleck
[CC] Red Heart Super Saver 1 skein, shown in color Grey Heather