Inspiration Blanket by Louise Zass-Bangham

Inspiration Blanket

March 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1914 yards (1750 m)
One size/use blocks to make own size
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This is a fun adventure into the cool things you can do with humble garter stitch. This is a cosy lap blanket or cherished baby blanket that won’t be outgrown.

Information is given on yarn quantities per square and on squares selection. This makes it easy to adapt the pattern to make a different size of blanket, or use the individual blocks on smaller projects such as cushion covers. Mix in small amounts of leftover yarn to good effect!

Three different colourways have been designed. The original Vintage colourway is shown in the sample. Delicately-coloured Misty Morning and bold Sunny Day, shown in swatches, are described in the pattern.

A handy worksheet is included so that you can easily keep track of your colourway and squares to work. This is particularly useful if you plan to stash-bust colours in some of the blocks. Tips are given for customising the pattern for your own favourite shades.

This is an ideal holiday or travel project, since the individual squares are very portable.

Some knitters have adapted the blanket squares to make cushion covers instead - see photos at bottom of page

One size 78cm/31” square


  • Yarn MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino, 125m/137yds per 50g ball: 5 x Midnight (M) 3 x Fawn (A) 3 x Forget-me-not (B) 2 x Seaside (C) 1 x Plum (D)
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles
  • 3.25mm/US3 circular needle with min 80cm/32” cable for the border
  • Tapestry needle for sewing up

25 sts x 50 rows to 10cm/4” over garter stitch using 3.25mm/US3 needles or size required to achieve tension