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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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
[MC]Plymouth Encore Colorspun [75% acrylic 25% wool]; 200 yds per 3.5 oz
skein]; color: 7064 -- Variegated Pastels; 4 skeins.

Variation 2 [Mrs. Hoover's original -- yarn thickness and yardage estimated]
[MC] worsted-weight wool; 500 yards [approx]
[CC] worsted-weight wool; 300 yards [approx]

Variation 3

MC Red Heart Super Saver 96% acrylic, 4% other fibers; 348 yds per 6 oz

; color: Aran Fleck; 2 skeins

CC Red Heart Super Saver 75% acrylic, 25%rayon; 348 yds per 6 oz skein;

color: Grey Heather; 1 skein.